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The results are in for another contest at Solar Decathlon 2011 and the winner of the architecture phase is the University of Maryland with WaterShed . Team New Zealand (Victoria University of Wellington) took second place with First Light , and Appalachian State University took third place with the Solar Homestead . Michelle Kaufmann, an architect at Michelle Kaufmann Studio and the author of Prefab Green , said, “The top three projects span the globe; each celebrating its unique regional influences and climatic differences, ” according to the Department of Energy. The jury evaluated projects for the following elements: Architectural elements – the scale and proportion of room and facade features, indoor/outdoor connections, composition and linking of various house elements; Holistic design – an architectural design that will be comfortable for occupants and compatible wit...

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