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2005 press

Maryland was also in the previous Solar Decathlon.  Below is press we received then.

Landscape Architecture Articlespring 2006

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Engineering @ Maryland Magazine
Maryland Solar Decathlon House Is Crowd Favorite (PDF 24 KB)

Brief wrap-up of Maryland's People's Choice Award-winning performance in the 2005 competition.

Landscape Architecture Article

february 2006

The American Society of Landscape Architects

Landscape Architecture Magazine
Ecology Tested on the National Mall (PDF 2.8 MB)

A review of the landscape design of Solar Decathlon houses, including Maryland's attempt to recreate a meadow with native wildflowers.

Urbanite Article

january 2006

The Urbanite Magazine - Baltimore

Sustainable City Column
Solar Systems (PDF 497 KB)

An article about Maryland's 2005 entry by architect Julie Gabrielli, one of the 2007 team's faculty advisors.

Gazette Article

26 october 2005

The Gazette

Montgomery County News
'People’s Choice' solar house settles at Red Wiggler (PDF 18 KB)

Includes comments from Red Wiggler Director Woody Woodroof and team members about the house and its future.

Washington Post Article

8 october 2005

The Washington Post

Metro Section
'Solar Village' Illuminates a Rainy Mall (PDF 28 KB)

A description of the contest conditions and Maryland house including quotes from project manager Najahyia Chinchilla.

MSNBC Article7 october 2005

MSNBC/Associated Press

U.S. News
Students bask in sun of solar house contest (PDF 20 KB)

A tour of the Solar Decathlon through the Maryland's team's experience, featuring a sidebar video from CNBC at the solar village.

Washington Post Article

6 october 2005

The Washington Post
Prince George's County Section
A Sunny Vision For the Future: U-Md. Team Displays Its Solar House (PDF 21 KB)

Article about the involvement of "locals" Rob Murray of Bowie and Najahyia Chinchilla of Washington, DC.

Civil Remarks Article

fall 2005

University of Maryland, Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Remarks Newsletter
Clark School Solar Decathlon Team Enters National Competition (PDF 530 KB)

Profile of the 2005 team, description of the Decathlon and a thank-you to sponsors.

Gazette Article

22 september 2005

The Gazette

College Park (CP) & Port Towns (PT) editions
Students Race to Complete Solar Home in Riverdale (CP) & (PT) (PDF 15 KB)

Interviews with team members and the mayor of Riverdale Park, where the house is being built (Each edition has different photo).

Diamondback Article

22 september 2005

The Diamondback

The UMCP Student Paper
Students Build Solar House (PDF 15 KB)

A pre-Decathlon look at the 2005 Maryland Solar House and stories about student team building it.

Washington Post Article

15 september 2005

The Washington Post

Prince George's County Education Notes
U-Md. Student-Built House To Be Part of Solar Contest
(PDF 33 KB)

Short description of the Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition and Maryland's entry.
 Engineering at Maryland Article

spring 2005

A. James Clark School of Engineering

Engineering @ Maryland Magazine
Spring 2005 Magazine (PDF 3.1 MB)

Brief interview with project managers and overview of approach for the 2005 Solar Decathlon Competition.

University Communications Article

11 may 2005

University of Maryland

University Communications Newsdesk
Graduating Seniors Shine (PDF 137 KB)

Profile of six local seniors about their connection to the Maryland Solar Decathlon project.

American Concrete Institute Article

9 may 2005

American Concrete Institute

Maryland Chapter Newsletter
Spring 2005 Issue (PDF 212 KB)

Feature on "Reds" House, ACI member who taught students how to create unique portable concrete footings.


Terrapin Athletics Article

10 april 2005

Maryland Terrapin Athletics

Women's Basketball News
Women's Basketball Announces Team Awards (PDF 26 KB)

Announcement of team member and women's basketball player Liz Gilchrest's reception of the Terp Award.


AIArchitect Article

14 february 2005

American Institute of Architects

AIArchitect Newsletter
Here Comes the Sun: Decathlon Heats Up Solar Awareness (PDF 81 KB)

A look forward at the 2005 competition, featuring quotes from Graduate Architect and Architecture Group Leader, Mike Binder.






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