Update: We have received permission from Bill Monan, theĀ Associate Director for Landscape, Arboretum & Horticultural Services at the University of Maryland, to install the solar awning on campus and attach it to a preexisting bench. He also raised the question of who will have long term maintenance ownership of the project, which we yet to have an answer to, although our initial thought was to maintain it for the 2 years we have left at UMD and then either find a group to take responsibility for it’s upkeep or dismantle it. Some options for groups that might be able to maintain the project include…

  • MDSE (Maryland Sustainability Engineering), which is an organization dedicated to sustainable development
  • the Design Cultures and Creativity Honors Program (sinceĀ one of the goals of this project is for use as a capstone project for this program)

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