A Big Thank You to All Our Sponsors!

Why Become a Sponsor?

As a sponsor, you will be supporting a group of highly motivated students learning, exploring, creating, testing, and constructing the systems in the home. This competition is not only a learning experience for the students involved, but is also an opportunity for everyone to learn about the innovations in the sustainable housing industry. This can be a chance for your company or organization to be recognized.

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

Team Sponsors

Find out more about Whiting-Turner

Since 1909, Whiting-Turner has been guided by the principles of integrity, excellence and customer delight in the delivery of construction services.

Find out more about the Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation

The Potomac Valley Architectural Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charitable arm of of AIA Potomac Valley which promotes architectural education, training and research, and public awareness of the field of architecture. The goal of the organization is to empower members to advance their roles in service to society, act as a collective voice to help cultivate the future of the architectural profession, foster innovation & sustainability in design, and act as a knowledge resource to members and the public, raising awareness of the value of the architecture profession.

Find out more about Sustainable UMD

The University of Maryland Office of Sustainability supports and advances environmental performance, economic prosperity and social equality through a variety of initiatives. The staff facilitate the development and implementation of sustainable policies, practices and curricula for the campus community.

Find out more about Constellation

Constellation, an Exelon company, is a leading competitive energy company providing power, natural gas, renewable energy, and energy management products and services for homes and businesses across the continental United States.

Find out more about BGE

Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, delivering power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland.

Find out more about Clark

Clark Construction Group is one of the most experienced and respected building and civil construction firms in the United States.

Find out more about MM&I

MM&I Construction and Design, Inc. is a corporation focused on designing and building energy efficient structures utilizing structural insulated panels, better known as SIPs.

Find out more about Cohn Resnick

CohnReznick LLP provides clients with forward thinking advice that helps them navigate complex business and financial issues

Find out more about Schluter Systems

Schluter®-Systems manufactures a full line of products uniquely designed for tile, all of which strive to solve common problems found in tile installations, while benefiting the industry as a whole. The product overview includes trim profiles, waterproofing and uncoupling membranes, membranes for sound control, shower and floor warming systems, along with building panels and more.

Find out more about Anova Furnishings

For more than 40 years, Anova has been an innovator in site furnishings. They introduced aggregate panels in the 1970s, patented coating technologies in the 1990s, andin the 21st century, Anova continues to push the envelope on total value, from design to manufacturing.

Find out more about Human Scale

Humanscale is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Through leveraging new technology in functional yet minimal designs, Humanscale transforms traditional offices into active, intelligent workspaces. Committed to making a net positive impact on the earth as well as our customers, Humanscale offers award-winning products designed with a focus on function, simplicity and longevity.

Find out more about gro Solar

groSolar is a one-stop resource for solar generation and storage solutions. We partner with you to provide industry-leading design, engineering, construction, and operation of solar and storage projects. Our dedicated team of developers, engineers, construction managers, O&M service providers, and finance and legal professionals is focused on making distributed generation solar and storage easy, accessible, and responsive to the needs of our clients and the communities in which they operate.

Find out more about beko

Beko is the international home appliances brand of the Arçelik Group. It is owned by Koç Holding, which — as one of the largest companies in Europe — is ranked in Fortune Global 500 list.

Find out more about Sugatsune

Founded in 1930, Sugatsune has a rich tradition of manufacturing and distributing high-quality hardware. Our products combine unparalleled quality, ingenious design and meticulous attention to detail offering lifelong solutions that incorporate safety, modern design, easy motion, efficiency and versatility. Totaling over 6,000 unique, premium hardware products throughout the U.S. with distribution centers located in Carson, CA and Addison, IL.

Find out more about Anderson Windows

Anderson's drive to make windows that are different and better has been at the heart of their company for over a century. Since the very beginning in 1903, it’s led them to pioneer new products, set higher standards for their entire industry and, ultimately, become America’s premier window manufacturer.

Find out more about pac clad

Petersen Aluminum Corporation (PAC) was founded in 1965 as a metals service center to the architectural metal industry. At Petersen we provide products of the highest possible quality within reliable, dependable lead times. Petersen’s strong national sales base allows for large inventories and cost economies for its customers.

Find out more about pac clad

Stego Industries, LLC is involved in the research, design, development, production and marketing of proactive moisture solutions for use in various construction-related applications.

Find out more about pac clad

The ROCKWOOL Group is the world’s leading manufacturer of stone wool insulation. They offer a full range of high-performing and sustainable insulation products for the construction industry.

Event Sponsors

Find out more about the Solar Decathlon

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends design excellence and smart energy production with innovation, market potential, and energy and water efficiency.

Find out more about Energetics

Energetics Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of VSE Corporation, is a full-service technology and management consulting firm serving public- and private-sector clients. Energetics provides technology and management services in the fields of energy, manufacturing, climate and environment, infrastructure protection, security and resilience, and metrology.

Find out more about the Department of Energy

The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.