Solar Decathlon Europe is an international competition among universities, which promotes research in the development of efficient houses. Italian sustainable house, which participated in the 2012 edition, has won the bronze medal. Med in Italy – the home designed by Roma Tre University, La Sapienza and the Free University of Bolzano, with the support of the Italian offshoot of the Fraunhofer Institute, has placed in the top three places winning the gold medal in the category dedicated to sustainability, the most “aimed” of the competition.