The futureHAUS goes to Dubai
Virginia Tech is the only U.S based team out of 15 university teams selected to compete in the Solar Decathlon Middle East. Eleven countries are represented in the competition. Created by the United States Department of Energy in 2002, the Solar Decathlon is an international biennial competition aimed at sustainability, innovation, and research.
Located at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, UAE, the competition provides the challenge of adapting design to heat, dust, and humidity. The competition requires houses to use solar energy as the only energy source and employ technologies that permit maximum energy efficiency.
The Solar Decathlon Middle East also requires teams to design a home with specific attention to Middle Eastern culture. FutureHAUS design celebrates the vernacular architecture of the region, and applies Western design and innovation for a universally approachable home.
Read more about the competition: www.solardecathlonme.com
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