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After years of research and development contributed by over 100 Virginia Tech students and faculty, the FutureHAUS Dubai team has officially built the world’s best solar home. The lone American team earned a first-place victory over 14 other selected teams and more than 60 total entrants of the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East, a competition […]

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The home of the future is at its temporary residence in the desert — and the Virginia Tech students and faculty who built it are awaiting the results. FutureHAUS Dubai, the innovative, interdisciplinary, and ambitious project to design and build a futuristic, modular smart home, is the lone American team currently competing against 14 other […]

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After many late nights, research, hard labor, and coffee runs, the FutureHAUS is complete! The competition called the Solar Decathlon is being held in Dubai from November 14th-29th, 2018. After winning the top collegiate prize for the world’s best solar house in 2010, Virginia Tech is planning to do it again this year. Virginia Tech […]

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Leah Lord, a junior environmental policy and planning major, recently decided to make positive lifestyle changes after a study abroad trip to Europe this past summer. “It (the trip) really changed how I do things now that I’m in the United States,” she said. “I try to bike more often, ride the bus, and be […]

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2017 Landscape Architecture grad Lauren Delbridge recently won the nation’s top undergraduate prize and $15,000 from the Landscape Architecture Foundation. Her senior thesis project to transform coal ash ponds into public ecological and educational resources earned a prestigious 2017 National Olmsted Scholar award. The Olmstead Scholar program is the premier national award program for landscape […]

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Virginia Tech will unveil the final phase of FutureHAUS – the revolutionary prototype for the home of the future – with the bedroom and home office at the world’s largest kitchen and bath industry expo, KBIS, January 10 through 12 in Orlando. Like the three previous prototypes for the kitchen, bath, and living room, the […]

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Environmental Policy Expert Barry Rabe at Virginia Tech Thursday, Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m., Fralin Auditorium: The Politics of Carbon Pricing: Lessons from the Past Two Decades Friday, Oct. 28, 10:30 a.m., Fralin Auditorium: Shale Play Politics in the Era of Fracking Environmental and energy policy expert Barry Rabe will give two presentations on carbon pricing [...]
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Sustainable urban design was the focus of a special May 19 presentation at Hickok Cole Architects by two leading sustainability experts—the Metropolitan Institute’s Joe Schilling and Professor of Architecture Susan C. Piedmont-Palladino — both located at Virginia Tech’s campus in Old Town Alexandria.  The program highlighted the roots of sustainable urban design in nature and cities and the intersections […]

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