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Sugatsune America Inc. Congratulates Team Maryland in Energy Efficient Housing Design at 2017 Solar Decathlon

Department of Energy 2017 Solar Decathlon

October 19th, 2017 – Chicago, IL Sugatsune America Inc., manufacturer of high-quality component hardware, represented one of many sponsors for the University of Maryland this year with their premium Fastmount Panel Mounting System incorporated into the interior walls and ceilings of unique housing prototype at 2017 Solar Decathlon. Taking place in Denver, CO October 5th-15th, the biennial competition consisted of 10 contests, challenging teams to design and build full-size, solar powered houses.

Team Maryland at 2017 Solar Decathlon

Malik Johnson-Williams and the University of Maryland accepting the 2nd place overall award for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017. (Photo Credit: John De La Rosa/U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon)

“We could never have gotten this far without the many hands pitching in from across the campus and the wonderful sponsors who have stepped up to support us in this journey,” said engineering student and student project manager W. Paige Andros.

Team Maryland took 2nd place with their housing prototype, reACT (Resilient Adaptive Climate Technology), a modular “kit-of-parts” home showcasing an innovative building system designed to adapt and respond to diverse communities and ecosystems. The winner of the competition was based on the team that best blends design excellence and smart energy production with innovation, market potential, and energy and water efficiency.

“On behalf of Sugatsune, we would like to congratulate and thank the hard-working team from the University of Maryland for their dedication on this impressive housing innovation”, says VP of Sales and Marketing for Sugatsune America, Curtis Nakamura. “We are thrilled to be a part of such an inspiring program that showcases brilliant young minds from around the world”.

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About Sugatsune America, Inc.

With a heritage dating back to 1930 and established in 1982, Sugatsune America Inc. is ISO 9001 certified and has a rich tradition of manufacturing and distributing Japanese quality hardware, designed around universal design. Sugatsune America stocks over 6,000 unique parts in the U.S. to provide the highest level of service. LAMP® is a registered trademark of Sugatsune Kogyo, Inc.

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