Sep 23, 09
The University of Minnesota ICON Solar House will be open for public tours on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 9-13 and Oct. 15-18.
Map of Solar Village on the National Mall. The University of Minnesota is house #118.
Sep 22, 09
University of Minnesota alumni are invited to a special Washington, D.C. Area Alumni & Friends Reception.
University of Minnesota
Washington, D.C. Area Alumni & Friends Reception and Solar House Tours
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, 5:30 p.m.
Public Tours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., National Mall
Reception: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Lerner Room, 3rd floor), National Mall at 7th and Independence S.W.
At the reception, student team leaders of the University of Minnesota ICON Solar House team will share inside information on the design process, contest, and unique features of the University's ICON Solar House. The house is open for tours earlier that day.
To register, send an e-mail to Susan Heltemes, Washington, D.C. UM Alumni Association Chapter, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug 26, 09
Get a sneak peek at the ICON Solar House, Sept. 16-18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The house will be located at the University of Minnesota St. Paul campus on the north side of Buford Place, just east of Gortner Avenue. Visitors should park in the University's Gortner Avenue Ramp and follow the signs. (From the ramp, turn left on Gortner Avenue, walk past Buford Avenue, and turn right on Buford Place.)
Visitors will be able to view the house from the outside and learn about the solar features and building process from the students and faculty involved.
Aug 25, 09
View a map of the St. Paul Solar Decathlon site.
MAP to Solar Decathlon Test Site-revised.pdf (.pdf 207Kb)
Mar 15, 09
On April 2nd, meet Ann Johnson, the project manager of the U of M's 150-student Solar Decathlon team, as she unveils their house's iconic design and discusses innovative energy features that just may help build a greener future.
Oct 15, 08
Several members of the Solar Decathlon team will be presenting at the November 11-14, 2008 "Voices with Vision" conference, hosted by the Minnesota chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
Presenters include Ann Johnson; Jonee Kulman Brigham; Josh Quinnell; Ethan Torrey; and Shengyin Xu.