The University of Maryland won 2nd place in 2007 with LEAFHouse and 1st place in 2011 with Watershed. The team will once again compete in the 2017 Solar Decathlon! Learn about all of UMD's Solar Decathlon entries.

SD 2017
SD 2011 - Watershed
SD 2007 - LEAFHouse
SD 2005
SD 2002

LEAFHouse

Why is LEAFHouse special?

It was designed and built entirely by University of Maryland students and faculty advisors for the 2007 Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. It won second place in this prestigious international competition! 

What's it got to do with local architects?

The architects of our Chapter were so impressed with LEAFHouse that we bought it from the University to use as our office and as a public demonstration of an energy efficient building in action. We think we are the only AIA Chapter in the country with a net-zero chapter house! It also gives us the opportunity to interact with students at events like our annual Mentor Dinners with seniors in the School of Architecture.

Where is LEAFHouse?

We are at the north entrance to the University campus off Paint Branch Road. Getting to our street, Metzerott Road, is a little tricky, so click here for detailed directions.