Virginia Tech to build FutureHAUS Dubai for 2018 international solar competition

The FutureHAUS was featured in Virginia Tech News:

After winning the top collegiate prize for the world’s best solar house in 2010, Virginia Tech is gearing up to do it again.

On Wednesday, three members of the Virginia Tech Solar Decathlon team took the stage at the World Green Economy Summit in Dubai, kicking off the university’s bid to win the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East.

Virginia Tech is one of 22 universities chosen through a competitive process for the global competition and the only U.S.-based team. Over the next two years, the interdisciplinary faculty-student team will design and build FutureHAUS Dubai, a high-performance, net-zero energy home that meets the city’s complex space and climate needs.

This is Virginia Tech’s first time back at the event since it won the Solar Decathlon Europe six years ago with LumenHAUS. The solar home has been exhibited worldwide and earned the first American Institute of Architects Honor Award ever presented to a university team.

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Dennis Grove (left), Michael Folta, and Robert Schubert represented Virginia Tech at the Solar Decathlon kickoff in Dubai.

Dennis Grove (left), Michael Folta, and Robert Schubert represented Virginia Tech at the Solar Decathlon kickoff in Dubai.