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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 18, 2007

News Flash: Illinois Team Wins Market Viability

News Flash: This morning, 150 points were on the line with the announcement of the Market Viability contest. Marketability, affordability, and buildability, all important considerations for the housing market, are measured and evaluated as part of this contest.

The juried portion of the contest evaluates market appeal. Those jurors are Jim Ketter with the Tierra Group, Doug Lowe of Artisan Construction, Joyce Mason of Pardee Homes, and Bob Burt of Burt Construction Services, who presented the awards this morning.

The placings for the Market Viability contest are:

1st Place, University of Illinois, 114.35 points
2nd Place, University of Maryland, 112.5 points
3rd Place, Penn State, 109.95 points