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Solar Decathlon 2007

Supporting Sponsors

We are grateful to the following supporting sponsors for their contributions to the 2007 Solar Decathlon.

Blue Egg - all things being eco

Blue Egg

Blue Egg is an e-media company that celebrates attainable sustainable living. Through our Web sites, we provide clear, credible information and practical solutions to help people become more mindful of the environment—without suggesting they surrender style, comfort, and convenience, and without asking them to spend a lot of extra cash. We support and applaud the 2007 Solar Decathletes and the important work they are doing. We are honored to be part of this international event that delivers a clear message of hope and virtually unlimited possibilities for today and tomorrow.

Blue Egg's Web sites offer solid information, vital context, and straightforward advice from a variety of experts. Our unique online tools can help everyone from newbie to eco-veteran discover new ways to live without taking a toll on the planet. Blue Egg's first site, Green Building Blocks, was launched in November 2006; it is already the largest online resource for residential green building and remodeling. Green Building Blocks features more than 1,500 environmentally friendly products, a national directory of 2,900 green-building professionals, case studies, how-tos, and much more. Blue Egg built upon the Green Building Blocks Web site to create the Solar Decathlon product directory, which lists the products used by the Decathletes in their projects. We encourage you to meet the teams, experience their houses, and visit the product directory to learn first-hand what you can do to live more sustainably.



Honeywell is proud to be part of the 2007 Solar Decathlon competition and supports its goal of building and operating the most attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered home. This unique international event is aligned with Honeywell's own mission, which includes building a world that is more comfortable and energy efficient.

As a first-time supporting sponsor, Honeywell is offering participants its non-ozone-depleting blowing agent used in foam insulation, as well as touchscreen programmable thermostats and other comfort controls and technologies. All of these play an important role in improving energy efficiency and lowering heating and cooling costs for homeowners worldwide.

Honeywell's Enovate blowing agent is the main factor in determining insulation performance, or R-value, in closed-cell polyurethane spray foam insulation used in walls and roofing. This energy-efficient technology, used for many years to help appliances achieve ENERGY STAR® ratings, is rapidly being adopted to insulate homes, as well as in novel applications such as insulating solar water heaters in China and hurricane-proofing commercial facilities such as the Louisiana Superdome.

As part of its sponsorship, Honeywell also is providing shirts, jackets, and accessories for organizers, volunteers, students, and other personnel who will gather at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

As demand for energy continues to rise, Honeywell is committed to helping homeowners maximize energy efficiency and reduce heating and cooling costs. We at Honeywell wish all participants the best of luck in the 2007 Solar Decathlon.