The University of Maryland won 2nd place in 2007 with LEAFHouse and 1st place in 2011 with Watershed. Team Maryland was ranked as the top US University Team for the 3rd time in a row with its 2017 reACT, winning 1st place in the nation and 2nd in the world. Learn about all of UMD's Solar Decathlon entries.

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

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Welcome to LEAFHouse

 

2019 sustainable living open house Photo Gallery

  

LEAFHOUSE BUILDING PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT 2018

American Ecological Engineering Society UMD Chapter Meeting April 2018

2017 MARYLAND DAY Photo Gallery

  

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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.