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Solar Decathlon Recognized as Civic Innovator by National Building Museum

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

On May 11, the National Building Museum presented the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon with a 2010 Honor Award, which recognizes individuals and organizations for making significant contributions to our nation’s building heritage through unique social and civic innovations.

The Solar Decathlon was honored for its commitment to educating the next generation of engineers, architects, and builders through a creative “whole-building approach” with renewable energy, energy-efficient, and environmentally responsible systems.

The museum also presented Honor Awards to multidisciplinary design firm Perkins+Will and New Orleans Habitat Musicians’ Village founders Harry Connick Jr., Branford Marsalis, Ann Marie Wilkins, and Jim Pate.

For more information about the Honor Award, see the National Building Museum’s 2010 Honor Award press release.

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