Secretary Chu Weighs In At The Solar Decathlon

By Frank Sesno, Planet Forward

THIS WEEK: Check out this week’s webisode where Planet Forward’s Frank Sesno interviews Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu on site at the 2011 Solar Decathlon!  Chu talks about some of the coolest innovations in the houses, and even wonks out a bit on r values and building materials.

Image via Team Maryland

STANDINGS: The official DOE final standings for the solar decathlon put the University of Maryland on top (congrats, Terps!) followed by Purdue, New Zealand and Middlebury. But we have our own contest and YOU are the judge. Vote for which team was your favorite at www.PlanetForward.org and maybe you can see them featured in a PBS Nightly Business Report!

FROM OUR BLOG:  Check out Planet Forward’s Max Burnsblog post this week about the University of Maryland’s 1st place win!

FROM OUR PARTNERS: Want to know what a professional architect has to say about the different solar decathlon houses? Check out Planet Forward’s Ask an Expert page and ask Bill Worthen what he thinks about your favorite innovation!

FROM NBR: Check out last week’s Nightly Business Report where Frank Sesno discusses the functionality and marketability of different innovations from the solar decathlon!

TRENDING TWEETS: Follow the USGBC this week and their Green Build Next Conference at #GBNext!

TOP TWEET: Thanks to PFF Sara Snyder for the Top Tweet! <a title="SSnyd"

Editor’s Note: This video content comes to us courtesy of Planet Forward. Author credit for the content goes to Frank Sesno.

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