The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® is a collegiate competition made up of 10 contests that challenges student teams to design and build high performance and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. For next year, DOE is excited to join two student building design competitions, Solar Decathlon and Race to Zero, into one new Solar Decathlon competition. The winners will be those teams that best blend architectural and engineering excellence with innovation, market potential, building efficiency, and smart energy production.
The University of Maryland has a long history of success in the Solar Decathlon. The 2017 entry had the highest score of any team representing the United States and was the second highest scoring entry worldwide. Previous entries in 2011 (Watershed) and 2007 (LEAFhouse) won 1st Place Overall. Earlier entries in 2005 and 2002 were also recognized for their success. In order to be successful, student teams and their sponsors/mentors must overcome myriad challenges and pull together various skill sets.
10:00 - 10:30 Arrival/Registration/Networking
10:30 - 11:30 Lunch on site
11:30 - 1:30 Presentations followed by Panel Discussion
1:30 - 2:00 Questions/Networking/Conclusion
Members of AEE - $30,
Non-Members of AEE - $40
Members of AEE Student Chapters @ GMU, GWU, or UMD - $0
Friday, August 24, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
PEPCO Seminar Room, Kim Engineering Building
8228 Paint Branch Drive
RM 1105, Kim Engineering Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Why do so many teams compete? Why do so many individuals take an interest? Why has so much work been done? It is because there has been gameful engagement, a friendly competition, a way for folks to build pride and show leadership that brings out the best in us. There are applications in Architecture, Marketing, Engineering, Communications, Innovation, Water Use, Health & Comfort, Appliances, Home Life, as well as our favorite: Energy. Come and learn more with us!
August 24th: UMD Solar Decathlon Panel & Luncheon
Facilities Manager, University of Maryland
Mr. Jenkins chairs the University of Maryland’s President's Energy Initiatives Implementation Task Force targeted to implement and develop Energy projects to promote sustainability on UMD campus and real savings.
Mr. Jenkins, is Co-Primary Investigator on an Energy Audit project that has been taking place on the UMD campus for the last three years. This project received the Region First ASHRAE Technology Award, and the best project award at the Appalachian energy summit in North Carolina at the end of August.
Mr. Jenkins has been teaching students for several years addressing the hands-on practical application work of building systems, reducing energy consumption through energy auditing and utimately saving money. Mr. Jenkins played a key role in the 2017 Solar Decathlon project of UMD, which accomplished major success in addition to many other contributions and participations in novel energy projects on and for the UMD campus.
Why Gameful Engagement is Important
Senior Principal and Global Sustainable Design Director, HOK
Ms. Landreneau leads the sustainable discipline and consultancy practice at HOK and works to make Washington, D.C. one of the greenest cities in the world by supporting the District in green building policy development and implementation, as well as authorship of several green building project management, design, operations, and permitting guidelines for the District. Ms. Landreneau is serving her second term on the District of Columbia Green and Energy Codes TAG, authoring high-performance building codes, and is appointed to the Mayor's Green Building Advisory Council for a second term.
Ms. Landreneau serves on the Consultative Council for the National Institute of Building Sciences and leads HOK's partnerships with the AIA Design and Health Research Consortium, as well as the International Finance Corporation (IFC) EDGE green building program. In addition to her policy and leadership roles, Ms. Landreneau leads HOK's AIA 2030 Commitment, elevating the design performance of HOK's global design portfolio by more than 5% year over year. In 2016 HOK achieved a global average of 55% reduction from baseline. Ms. Landreneau co-authored with the U.S. General Services Administration, "The New Sustainable Frontier: Principles of Sustainable Development," and for the Saudi Arabian government, authored the "Sustainable Urban Planning Guidelines for New Growth in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
In addition, Ms. Landreneau served as one of the jurors (evaluators) for the 2017 Solar Decathlon and served as a juror at this year at the DOE's Race to Zero competition. HOK has hired interns and full time staff from participants in the Solar Decathlon and Race to Zero, including an intern from UMD who worked on local projects. Ms. Landreneau will be sharing how decathlon experience was used on real-world projects.