Resilient Adaptive Climate Technology Living Lab & ThinkTank
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The founding five academic units (Engineering, Architecture, Libraries, Agriculture & Natural Resources, and Education) have agreed to advance beyond the already remarkable accomplishments of Team Maryland’s successes over the past two decades of transdisciplinary competition in the United States Department of Energy Solar Decathlon (SD). We intend to leverage our internationally recognized success into an on-campus Resilient Adaptive Climate Technology Living Laboratory & ThinkTank, a site for deep integration across disciplines as experts from different areas pursue common research challenges, and increasingly intermingle and integrate their knowledge, theories, methods, data, research communities and languages with new frameworks, paradigms or even disciplines formed from sustained interactions across multiple communities. We intend to extend the knowledge, expertise, and information to various stakeholders throughout the state of Maryland and beyond through various UMD outreach services, not the least of which is the University of Maryland Extension Service.
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(2021-05-18)The reACT Living Laboratory & ThinkTank presents a record of work April 2020-May 2021. The report demonstrates a good rate of return on the University's investment in both the Solar Decathlon and the administrators, ...
U.S. Department of Energy Solar District Cup Collegiate Design Competition, Class of 2021, Team Maryland (2021-04-16)The Solar District Cup Class of 2021 final deliverable has been submitted and accepted. The judges and Solar District Cup organizers are excited to see the solutions Team Maryland has developed over the past several months. ...
(2021-04-26)The Final Deliverable Package includes a complete conceptual design and techno-economic analysis of a proposed interconnected solar PV plus battery electric storage system that maximizes energy offset and savings over the ...