Rancho Cielo is the winner of the 2023 Orange County Sustainability Decathlon! Thank you to all our fantastic competitors for sharing your vision and talent with us during our inaugural event.
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The Orange County Sustainability Decathlon is thrilled to announce the winner of its inaugural competition: Rancho Cielo Youth Campus of Salinas, Calif. This remarkable institution, dedicated to serving underserved youth, not only left a strong impression on the judges but also excelled in performance-based verifications. Rancho Cielo’s winning house, aptly named Nexus, is defined by a commitment to sustainable design and a dynamic spirit of collaboration. Their team wholeheartedly embraces the possibilities inherent in sustainable, resilient, and forward-thinking construction design. “This is an incredible Cinderella story. This is the smallest school. It is also the one with the least resources.
OCSD General Information
October 5-8 & 12-15, 2023
Thursday & Friday: 3AM – 9PM
Saturday & Sunday: 10AM – 4PM
Admission is free, but we encourage you to register for the app here.
*Note: The village will remain open to enjoy until 9PM. Home tours conclude at 4PM on weekends.
Education Day on Friday, October 6
Career & College Fair
Career & College Fair on October 13
Attend the 2023 Orange County Sustainability Decathlon
The fairgrounds parking fee is $12 per car. Save and go green by OC Bus, powered by renewable energy and part of OCTA’S commitment to a balanced, equitable, and sustainable transportation network.
Food and beverages are available for purchase in the village and beer gardens.
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Entrance: The Main Mall
Building: OC Promenade & Lot I
Bold Ideas Build Brighter Futures
The Orange County Sustainability Decathlon challenges university teams to design and build model solar-powered homes that address climate change and California’s housing needs. OCSD teams will showcase innovative, market-ready model homes to display in a sustainable village which will be open to the public.
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