Solar Decathlon: First Place in Architecture.

Congratulations to University of Maryland's WaterShed Team! First place in this U.S. Department of Energy competition went to the solution with the best mix of affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency. Design Within Reach is proud to be a sponsor of the WaterShed by the University of Maryland. The WaterShed shows how the built environment can help preserve watersheds everywhere by managing storm water onsite, filtering pollutants from greywater, and minimizing water use. Find additional photos at