Clark School Home UMD
ECE

ECE News Story

LEAFHouse Reaps More Honors

LEAFHouse Reaps More Honors

LEAFHouse on the National Mall during the 2007 Solar Decathlon.
LEAFHouse on the National Mall during the 2007 Solar Decathlon.

LEAFHouse, the 800 square foot solar-powered home designed by the University of Maryland's 2007 Solar Decathlon team, on which many Clark School students participated, has earned an "Award for Distinctive Residential Architecture" from the Washingtonian/American Institute of Architects (AIA) 28th Annual Awards Program.

The program, run by Washingtonian magazine and the Washington, D.C., chapter of the AIA, honors projects on the basis of excellence in total design. The award will be announced in the June 2009 issue of Washingtonian.

LEAFHouse took 2nd place overall at the 2007 Solar Decathlon and won the People's Choice Award. The team also won the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers "Integration for Renewables for Sustainable Living" honor, the National Association of Home Builders "Marketing Curb Appeal" Award and the AIA Potomac Valley Chapter Award for "Advancement of the Art and Science of Architecture."

IEEE also honored the LEAFHouse team last year "For dedicated interest in the pursuit of advancing solar technology to improve our standard of living, we honor these students for their efforts in participating in the 2007 Solar Decathlon competition by building and displaying, on the National Mall, a livable solar home."

"LEAFHouse has performed at the top levels of professional achievement," said Amy Gardner, associate professor of architecture and a team faculty advisor. "This points to its future as a catalyst for future Solar Decathlon efforts and for further research on integrated sustainable design."

Visit the LEAFHouse site to learn more.

Related Articles:
Munday, Hu and Collaborators’ Research on Inside Cover of Advanced Energy Materials
Munday Gives Two Invited Talks at OSA’s Optics and Photonics Congress
Team Excels at Baja SAE Alabama

April 28, 2009


Prev   Next
"LEAFHouse has performed at the top levels of professional achievement. This points to its future as a catalyst for future Solar Decathlon efforts and for further research on integrated sustainable design."



Current Headlines

To the Stars: UMD Alumna to Be First African-American Crew Member on the International Space Station

President Obama names Michael Rotkowitz a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

Prof. Ed Ott to receive Richardson Medal (EGU) and Moser Award (SIAM)

Leite Nanophotonics Research Featured on Advanced Optical Materials Cover

Gov Hogan Announces UMD’s Role in $65M Environmental Agenda

Apple Publishes Artificial Intelligence Paper for the First Time Ever Lead by UMD Alumnus

Liu Wins 2016 IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award

University of Maryland to Establish Research Center of Excellence with UTC Climate, Controls & Security and Otis

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts