UPDATE: We are proud to announce the formation of LDWorks, LLC, and the national and international patent-pending status of the Liquid Desiccant Waterfall !!!
UPDATE: LEAFHouse was awarded an Award for Distinctive Residential Architecture in the Washingtonian / American Institute of Architects 28th Annual Awards Program. As a professional awards program, the Washingtonian magazine and the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Washingtonian Residential Design Awards Program honors distinctive residential projects, regardless of size or classification, on the basis of excellence in total design.
The awards were announced in the June 2009 issue of the Washingtonian with a short article and photographs of the winning projects; certificates will be presented to the winners at the Chapter’s annual spring Garden Party. Winners will also appear in the Summer Issue of ARCHITECTUREDC Magazine.
In the 2007 Solar Decathlon, the University of Maryland's LEAFHouse took 2nd place overall and won the People's Choice award for the second time in a row. We placed 1st or 2nd in half of the individual competitions:
LEAFHouse is back on campus, in the process of being re-assembled. It will serve as the office / meeting space for the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (PVAIA). The Potomac Valley Architectural Foundation will assume stewardship of the LEAFHouse with the intent to continue the mission that the Team began - that of educating as many people as possible about Leading Everyone to an Abundant Future.
The University of Maryland is proud to be a third-time participant in the Solar Decathlon, organized by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Born of the elegant marriage of biological knowledge and cutting-edge technology, LEAFHouse, our adaptable resource-efficient house, demonstrates what happens when bioinspired design savvy, traditional know-how, and 21st-century technology join as integral parts of a sustainable lifestyle. Read our complete vision.