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Orange County Sustainability Decathlon:
A collegiate design-and-build competition focused on sustainable housing.

Bold Ideas Build Brighter Futures

The Orange County Sustainability Decathlon challenges university teams to design and build model sustainable homes that address climate change and California’s housing needs. Teams will build innovative, market-ready homes to display in a Solar Village which will be open to the public.

Attend The Event

The Orange County Sustainability Decathlon will take place at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, CA, in October 2023, and will feature a wide variety of vendors, entertainment, and events.

Team Support from California

The Orange County Sustainability Decathlon is made possible by a grant from the California legislature championed by State Senator Dave Min. Eighteen teams have been selected to participate and each will receive $100,000 to help fund their project.

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Here are the colleges that will compete to make OC ‘world’s sustainability capital’

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Here are the colleges that will compete to make OC ‘world’s sustainability capital’

May 23, 2022
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OCSD ANNOUNCES 2023 PARTICIPANTS

May 23, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2022 contact@ocsd23.com ORANGE COUNTY SUSTAINABILITY DECATHLON ANNOUNCES 2023 PARTICIPANTS 18 Teams From Across the Globe Have 17 Months to Design…
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Look No Further Than OC For a Coastal Crisis

February 18, 2022
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report this week that sounds the alarm for potentially dire circumstances in U.S. coastal communities. Some of the…