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Event: BeauSoleil Home Dedication

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Time: 1 p.m.

Location: BeauSoleil Home, next to Fletcher Hall along McKinley Street across from Girard Park

TEAM BeauSoleil will thank all partners in their project by unveiling a dedication plaque mounted on the home featuring all partner names. An open house will happen following the dedication. The team is the UL Lafayette group that was selected as one of only 20 teams from around the world to participate in the international design/build competition called the Solar Decathlon. Teams had to design, build and operate an attractive and energy-efficient solar-powered home. Team leaders will discuss the future of the home at the dedication including negotiations with a local modular home manufacturer to license the name and design for production of the home. It is still the team's goal to have the base model available to the median income family in Louisiana which currently makes only $50,000 per year and can only afford a $120-150,000 home.

Contact: Dr. Geoff Gjertson, faculty leader, at 278-2722 or see him at the dedication.

Media coverage is invited.


Document last revised Thursday, March 25, 2010 8:39 AM

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