The Metal Construction Association recently recognized UL's TEAM BeauSoleil as one of its 2010 President's Award winners. The designation is given to outstanding building projects involving MCA members.

Beausoleil competed in the 2009 U.S. Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C.

The award honors innovation and creativity while showcasing how MCA members' products help achieve innovative building designs. The team won in the residential category.

“Members of TEAM BeauSoleil were really thoughtful during the process of designing and constructing their solar home,” said Dr. Geoff Gjertson, team faculty leader. “They didn't just create a home as an entry for a competition. They designed and built a home that could be lived in. They deserve this honor.”

TEAM BeauSoleil is only team from Louisiana to ever compete in a solar decathlon and it was among 20 teams from across the globe competing in the 2009 contest.  They placed first place in Market Viability and were named the People's Choice Award winners.

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