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Join us for a UNLV SOLAR DECATHLON TEAM presentation!


Solar Decathlon 2017

UNLV is supporting a student-led team to build sustainable, “age-in-place” home for U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon contest.
What is Solar Decathlon?
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon showcases innovative solar powered houses that are designed, built, and operated by collegiate teams. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends technology, market potential, and design excellence with smart energy production and maximum efficiency.

UNLV’s 2017 Solar Decathlon Team
UNLV is one of 14 university teams worldwide accepted to compete in the 2017 competition. A University-wide collaboration, the team includes faculty and students from multiple UNLV colleges currently including the School of Architecture, the College of Allied Health Sciences, the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, and the William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.

DesertSol rendering
Rendering of the 2017 project
Past Success
DesertSol, UNLV’s 2013 entry, placed first among American universities and second overall in the competition out of a field of 20. Of the ten areas the homes were judged on, DesertSol ranked No. 1 in Market Appeal, No. 2 in Communications and No. 3 in Engineering.

Sinatra Living is UNLV’s vision of an energy-efficient and health-conscious home for active aging citizens of Las Vegas and beyond. We’ll be entering our home into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017. Competing in Denver in October, the come is currently in the construction phase of the competition.

Our home provides an open, naturally illuminated interior design that adapts to the needs of persons who age in place, and may develop limited mobility and cognition. The design consists an energy efficient performance that also maximizes occupant comfort, through radiant heating, energy recovery ventilation and ductless air conditioning. It also provide networking capabilities to facilitate communications among occupants, family and professionals that improve healthcare outcomes.

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Date: June 15th, 2017 (third Thursday of every month)
Time: 6:30 PM – Snacks and Beverages Served
Location: inNEVation Center (6795 Edmond St.), 3rd Floor

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