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The University of Maryland Wins the 2011 Solar Decathlon!

Posted on Mon, Oct 03, 2011

In August we announced our participation in the 2011 Solar Decathlon, where collegiate teams are tasked with designing and building a solar-powered home as a means of educating students and the public about the benefits of energy efficiency and indoor air quality.

UltimateAir® is very proud to announce that the University of Maryland, whose project included one of our residential RecoupAerators® air filtration/ventilation systems,  is the winner of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011!

Congratulations to all involved!

Maryland's Architecture Team Leader Leah Davies spoke after the announcement: “There are lots of tears of joy and relief," she said.  "We are all so proud of the thought and hard work put into WaterShed, and really excited that our message was viewed in such a positive way.”

UltimateAir®'s RecoupAerator® provided ventilation at 70 cubic-feet-per-minute and maintained the indoor air quality for the Watershed Project, all while exchanging energy and moisture between the incoming and outgoing air streams.

We are glad to have played a role in the University of Maryland's huge accomplishment and look forward to our continued participation in this exceptional event!

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Topics: Passive House, RecoupAerator Solar Decathlon, University of Maryland