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Contact: Christine Payton Feb. 28, 2011
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu
UL Lafayette's TEAM BeauSoleil continues to win awards for its design and construction of a solar-powered home that competed in the 2009 U.S. Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C.

The Metal Construction Association recognized the home recently as one of its 2010 President's Award winners. The designation is given to outstanding building projects involving MCA members.

The award honors innovation and creativity while showcasing how MCA members' products help achieve innovative building designs.

The team won in the residential category.

“ Members of TEAM BeauSoleil were really thoughtful during the process of designing and constructing their solar home,” said Dr. Geoff Gjertson, team faculty leader. “They didn't just create a home as an entry for a competition. They designed and built a home that could be lived in. They deserve this honor.”

TEAM BeauSoleil is only team from Louisiana to ever compete in a solar decathlon and it was among 20 teams from across the globe competing in the 2009 contest.
They placed first place in Market Viability and were named the People's Choice Award winners.


About UL Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with over 16,000 students. It's a public institution that awards bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. It includes diverse offerings from the humanities to scientific research and leads the nation in areas like computer science, biology and nursing. Its student-athletes - Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns - compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.

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