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Virginia Tech Launches 'Lumenhaus'

Clean Skies

September 4, 2009

Video showcasing LUMENHAUS...

msn real estate

Virginia Tech smart home takes on Europe

msn real estate

September 4, 2009

Making your home energy efficient is one thing, but what I'm really waiting for is a zero-energy home that has its own brain...

virginia tech news

Virginia Tech solar house on exhibit at National Building Museum Sept. 5-27

Virginia Tech News

September 3, 2009

An innovative solar house that has been designed and constructed for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon by a team of Virginia Tech faculty and students will be on exhibition at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., Sept. 5-27...

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Virginia Tech's Smart Solar House

Move Trends

September 2, 2009

Virginia Tech has recently completed their 2009 entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathalon competition and the Solar Decathalon Europe...

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Virginia Tech solar house to hold community open house Sunday, Aug. 30

Virginia Tech News

August 27, 2009

The Virginia Tech solar house will be open for tours on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 4-6 p.m. when faculty and students will be on hand to answer questions and describe the final stages of construction...

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Eco Homes: Virginia Tech designs zero-energy Lumenhaus home for Solar Decathlon

ecofriend

August 22, 2009

This year's Solar Decathlon competition has kept universities craving for the next-gen technology that can be integrated into smart homes of the future...

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Virginia Tech LUMENHAUS

Tiny House TV

August 21, 2009

This is an extremely high tech green home design created by the students at Virginia Tech and will be entered into the 2009 Solar Decathlon. It's central computer brain controls everything to make life more comfortable for it's inhabitants...

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Lumenhaus - Virginia Tech's Smart Solar House

Inhabitat

August 21, 2009

We're getting excited about this year's Solar Decathlon and love Virginia Tech's zero-energy, smart house. Lumenhaus - which is a combination of Lumen, meaning power of light, and Haus, which is a reference to the Bauhaus architectural movement...

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Va Tech's LumenHaus Shows Homeowners Future of Smart Energy Use

Virginia Homeowners Alliance

August 17, 2009

One of the Commonwealth's universities is paving the way to energy efficient housing, as recently covered by the Roanoke Times. Va Tech has entered in the 2009 U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathalon with their solar-powered home LumenHaus...

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Virginia Tech Solar House Team Unwraps the 2009 House

Innovations Report

August 14, 2009

Virginia Tech's 2009 solar house team have moved their zero-energy home from the construction site to a public site and revealed its technology online...

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Lumenhaus: Green Home Inspired by Mies

re-nest

August 13, 2009

This green house was inspired by the Farnsworth House by Mies Van Der Rohe...

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Virginia Tech's LUMENHAUS Prepares for 2009 Solar Decathlon

Campaign for Virginia Tech

August 11, 2009

Movie of the house on the move. LUMENHAUS was transported from the facility on Plantation Road to the Blacksburg Square Shopping Center...

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Lumenhaus

Materialicious

August 11, 2009

Lumenhaus is Virginia Tech's 2009 entry to the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition. The 800 sq. ft. zero-energy house is completely powered by the sun delivers a brighter way to live, literally and figuratively...

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LUMENHAUS: Intelligent Green House of the Future

Solar Feeds

August 2, 2009

This year's Solar Decathlon competition has kept universities craving for the next-gen technology that can be integrated into smart homes of the future...

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Eclipsis System on display at Taubman Museum of Art

Virginia Tech News

May 26, 2009

The Virginia Tech team of students and faculty creating an innovative house powered by the sun for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon will exhibit their progress on the project at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Va...

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Virginia Tech one of only two US universities to compete in Solar Decathlon Europe

Virginia Tech News

May 22, 2009

Virginia Tech is one of only two U.S. universities invited to compete in the first Solar Decathlon Europe, which will take place in Madrid in June 2010...

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Assistant professor of finance wins electric car raffle

Virginia Tech News

April 10, 2009

Students who are designing and constructing a solar house for the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition have raised funds for their project by raffling an electric car...

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Virginia Tech students compete in energy decathlon

WDBJ-TV, CHANNEL 7 (CBS)

March 20, 2009

It may not look like much right now, but a three-year project by Virginia Tech students could be the future of energy efficiency...

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Virginia Tech is one of 20 schools competing in a solar house competition

WSLS-TV CHANNEL 10 (NBC)

March 20, 2009

Virginia Tech is the only school in Virginia competing in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon being held in Washington D.C...

virginia tech news

Secretary of Natural Resources Preston Bryant to tour Virginia Tech solar house, select winning raffle ticket

Virginia Tech News

March 19, 2009

On Friday, March 20, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources L. Preston Bryant Jr. will visit Virginia Tech to tour a solar house being built by students for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Bryant, who also heads...

designanalyze

Grasshopper workshop with Virginia Tech's solar decathlon

Designalyze blog

February 16, 2009

Hello this is Jennifer Downey from Marble Fairbanks Architects. I did a workshop conducted Tuesday February 10 through Friday February 13 with the Virginia Tech 2009 Solar Decathlon Team in Blacksburg, Virginia...

virginia tech news

Design Intelligence names Virginia Tech primary Solar Decathlon faculty advisor Most Admired Educators of 2009

Virginia Tech News

January 15, 2009

Jack Davis, College of Architecture and Urban Studies Dean and Reynolds Metals Endowed Professor of Architecture, and Robert Dunay, the T. A. Carter Professor of Architecture and Center for Design Research Director, have been named two of 26 nationally Most Admired Educators of 2009 by Design Intelligence...

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Students bring prefabrication and custom design together in an innovative house for Habitat for Humanity

Virginia Tech News

December 2, 2008

Prefabricated housing has long been stigmatized by "cookie cutter" dwellings that offer limited spatial quality, but two recent Virginia Tech graduates have worked with faculty to design and build an innovative house for Habitat for Humanity that takes advantage of the prefabricated housing process while providing all the attributes of a custom-designed home...

electric car raffle

Solar Decathlon project to hold electric car raffle

Virginia Tech News

November 17, 2008

Students designing and constructing a solar house for the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition are raising funds for their project by raffling an electric car...

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Virginia Tech to compete in 2009 Solar Decathlon

WSLS-TV CHANNEL 10 (NBC)

February 4, 2008

Virginia Tech hopes to once again show off their prowess to harness the power of the sun.

The U.S. Department of Energy selected the Hokies to compete in the 2009 solar decathalon. The event will be held in the Fall, at the National Mall in Washington, D.C...

virginia tech news

Virginia Tech to compete in 2009 Solar Decathlon

Virginia Tech News

February 4, 2008

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced that Virginia Tech will be one of 20 university teams selected to compete in its fourth Solar Decathlon, which will be held on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., in the fall of 2009...