Cornell is one of only twenty universities around the world (and the only one in NY) selected to participate in the 2009 Solar Decathlon Competition. Through this competition, the student-led team will design, finance, build, transport, and showcase their 100% solar-powered house on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. in October 2009.

Members of the Cornell University Solar Decathlon (CUSD) team, which consists of nearly 200 undergrad and graduate students from across the university, presented the design, key systems and sustainability features of their 2009 entry.

In addition, Stephanie Horowitz discussed her transition from 2005 CUSD Team Leader to co-founder and managing director of ZeroEnergy Design (ZED), a leading residential design and engineering firm.

Speakers include:

  • Trustees Jill Lerner and Jeff Berg
  • Dean Kent Kleinman
  • 2009 Cornell Solar Decathlon Team student leaders
  • Faculty advisor Matt Ulinski
  • Alumni David Wax and Stephanie Horowitz

This event was held on Jan. 12, 2009 in the AAP Center in New York City and was sponsored by Cornell Entrepreneur Network (CEN) NY and the College of Architecture, Art & Planning, the College of Engineering, the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences and the Johnson Graduate School of Management.