University of Maryland Students Win 2011 Solar Decathlon!

Photo: Jill Fehrenbacher

This year’s Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC ended with the University of Maryland’s Watershed house as the winner in Architecture! I first wrote about the contest last week, complete with the slideshow of houses in the competition.   The University of Maryland’s house highlighted water usage as well as solar.  The grey-water was filtered by bog plants and supplied water around the exterior of the house highlighting healthy landscape plants and an edible garden.  This was definitely one of my favorite houses!   Read the Inhabitat story and look at the pictures of this house that won over eighteen other entries….

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