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Visitors flock to see the Solar Decathlon homes exhibited on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Solar Decathlon 2007

Daily Journal - October 17, 2007

News Flash: Maryland Advances Overall Lead with Lighting Contest

News Flash: The teams gathered at 10:00 a.m. this morning for today's big announcement: the jury results for the Lighting contest. This subjective element of the Lighting contest, worth a maximum of 75 points, evaluates electric lighting quality and daylighting. Points are awarded based on the elegance and quality of the lighting design during day and night. The objective portion of this contest, worth 25 points, measures lighting levels inside the house throughout the competition week. These results will be announced on Friday.

All three of the three Lighting jurors, Nancy Clanton, Naomi Miller, and Sandra Stashik, were on hand for the awards ceremony. "We were so impressed with what everyone did with their daylighting and electric lighting," said Stashik, who presented the awards. "We had a strong sense that you developed integrated lighting plans that worked both day and night."

The placings are:

University of Maryland: 1st place - 72.75 points
Technische Universität Darmstadt: 2nd place - 70.5 points
Team Montréal: 3rd place - 69.25 points