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The UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) is pleased to have been selected as one of 20 international teams, and the only team from Wisconsin, to participate in the 2009 Solar Decathlon Competition (sponsored by the US Department of Energy). The competition promises to provide unique benefits and learning opportunities for our students, faculty, sponsors and the community.

The UWM entry in the competition will be designed and first built in Wisconsin before it is shipped to Washington DC for installation on the National Mall in fall 2009. To produce a winning design UWM SARUP will seek the engagement of businesses, organizations, foundations and individuals as competition sponsors. Media and event exposure from last year’s (2007) Solar Decathlon competition reached an audience of more than 1 billion. As interest in renewable energy and carbon neutral design heightens, the audience for the 2009 event is expected to be even larger.

UWM SARUP has identified recognition opportunities for 2009 Solar Decathlon Sponsors. Financial support and tangible in-kind sponsorships to the Solar Decathlon project via the UWM Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by law and by Foundation practices. The list of sponsorship opportunities provided by UWM SARUP is not finite. We are open to discussion of other sponsorships related to the 2009 Solar Decathlon Competition.

For more information regarding Solar Decathlon Competition sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Debbie Mitchelson e: mitched@uwm.edu
t: 1.414.229.2573 f: 1.414.229.6976

For additional information on the Solar Decathlon Competition and its components, please contact:

Gregory D. Thomson e: thomsong@uwm.edu
t: 1.414.229.4014 f: 1.414.229.6976

Christ T. Cornelius e: christc@uwm.edu
t: 1.414.229.4014 f: 1.414.229.6976

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits:

Lead Solar Champion Sponsor:

• WE Energies

Solar Champions: ($100,000 and Over)

• Sponsor recognition on all UWM School of Architecture alumni/friend communication pieces during the fall 2008 through fall 2009 time period.
• Logo/Name recognition on signage at the Milwaukee construction site, at the National Mall house site, on the Solar Competition website title page, in all materi als printed for distribution and on signage at UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
• Sponsor recognition on t-shirts to be worn by the competition team during UWM house construction and display on the National Mall.
• Invitation to pre-competition Reception in Milwaukee.
• Invitation to VIP Private Reception in Washington DC.
• Personalized VIP tour of the UWM House on the Mall in Washington DC.
• Prominent listing on website sponsor honor roll page.
• Provided with html competition sponsor tag for sponsor website.

Solar Leaders: ($50,000-99,999)

• Logo/Name recognition on all signage at the National Mall house site, on the Solar
Competition website title page, in all materials printed for distribution and on signage at UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning.
• Sponsor recognition on t-shirts to be worn by the competition team during UWM house construction and display on the National Mall.
• Invitation to pre-competition Reception in Milwaukee.
• Invitation to VIP Private Reception in Washington DC.
• Personalized VIP tour of the UWM House on the Mall in Washington DC.
• Prominent listing on website sponsor honor roll page.
• Provided with html competition sponsor tag for sponsor website.

Solar Partners: ($25,000-49,999)

• Logo/Name recognition on signage at the National Mall house site, on the Solar Competition website and on competition materials printed for distribution.
• Sponsor recognition on t-shirts to be worn by the competition team during UWM house construction and display on the National Mall.
• Invitation to pre-competition Reception in Milwaukee.
• Invitation to VIP Private Reception in Washington DC.
• Prominent listing on website sponsor honor roll page.
• Provided with html competition sponsor tag for sponsor website.

Solar Principals: ($10,000-24,999)

• Logo/Name recognition on signage at the National Mall house site, on the competition website and on competition materials printed for distribution.
• Sponsor recognition on t-shirts to be worn by the competition team during UWM house construction and display on the National Mall.
• Invitation to pre-competition Reception in Milwaukee.
• Invitation to VIP Private Reception in Washington DC
• Listing on website sponsor honor roll page.
• Provided with html competition sponsor tag for sponsor website.

Solar Fellows: ($5,000-9,999)

• Logo/Name recognition on signage at the house site, on the competition
website and on competition materials printed for distribution.
• Invitation to pre-competition Reception in Milwaukee.
• Listing on website sponsor honor roll page.

Solar Friends: ($1,000-4,999)

• Invitation to pre-competition Reception in Milwaukee
• Listing on website sponsor honor roll page.
• Provided with html tag for sponsor website

Solar Participants: (under $1,000)

• Listing on website sponsor honor roll page.

Transportation/Delivery Sponsor:

• $100,000 Provides for the packing and delivery of the Solar Decathlon home roundtrip from Milwaukee to Washington DC.

Systems Sponsors:

• $65,000 Provides the engineering components for the UWM entry.
• $50,000 Provides for the PV system, equipment and installation in the house.
• $45, 000 Provides the HVAC and Electrical systems and installation.
• $35,000 Provides for UWM house monitoring and control systems.

Competition Set-up/Display Sponsor:

• $50,000: Provides for the reconstruction and set-up of the Solar Home on the
Wasington Mall. Funds will also assist in covering expenses related to signage/display installation at the National Mall site.

Furnishings/Finishing Sponsor:

• $40,000 Provides for the in-home furnishings and finishing.
• $30,000 Provides exterior finishing and landscaping.

Communication Sponsor:

• $25,000 Provides for the creation and production of competition signage, materials and the website for the UWM Solar Decathlon Competition House as well as the production of a business plan for the project.

Travel Sponsor:

• $25,000 Provides for travel and housing in Washington DC for the 2009
UWM Team.
• $10,000 Provides for the travel and participation of the Solar Decathlon Team in a pre-competition workshop in Washington DC. The team will also utilize this trip to conduct site coordination for the competition.

Research Sponsor

• $20,000/yr Provides for the participation of a research assistant to conduct broader study on the market viability and design aesthetics of solar housing.

Lecture/Workshop Sponsor

• $15,000 Provides for a three-part lecture series (summer 2008-spring 2009).
The sponsor’s name will be attached to all materials utilized in
promoting the lecture series.
• $5,000 Provides support for the participation of a lecture participant (open
to the public) and follow-up studio workshop (for student competition participants).

Scholarship Sponsor

• $5,000 Provides for the one-semester participation of a UWM School of
Architecture and Urban Planning student in the Solar Decathlon
Competition.

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