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5th Anniversary of BeauSoleil Home (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-03-15

Duration: 00:07:03

Subjects: University of Louisiana at Lafayette | Architecture | Solar houses | U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon | BeauSoleil Home


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Leger, Chris Interviewee
  • Chappeius, Scott Interviewee
  • Gjertson, Goeff Interviewee


This segment from the March 15, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to the 5-year reunion of the team that built the BeauSoleil Solar Home at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Whinham reports that the BeauSoleil home won the People’s Choice Award and First Place in Market Viability at the 2009 Solar Decathlon in Washington, D.C. Whinham interviews team members Chris Leger and Scott Chappeuis. He also tours the BeauSoleil Home with faculty advisor Geoff Gjertson. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford