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Home of the future takes first place at international competition (VT News)

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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 launched by the United States Department …

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Facebook Live: Tour the FutureHAUS in Dubai

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While in Dubai covering the FutureHAUS Dubai team’s attendance at the Solar Decathlon Middle East, I hosted a Facebook Live tour of the house just before the beginning of the competition. The tour was met with enthusiasm and thousands of views, reaching over 44,000 people — far beyond the team’s followers (which, at the time, hovered under 1,000). Another Facebook …

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Ribbon-cutting of the Virginia Tech drone park

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One of our most popular Facebook posts to date:   It’s official: the new Virginia Tech drone park is open! It’s the largest in the nation, and students from all disciplines are encouraged to use it. Posted by Virginia Tech College of Engineering on Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Facebook Live: Inside FutureHAUS at Virginia Tech

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  Welcome to the Virginia Tech FutureHAUS Dubai, an innovative, interdisciplinary, and ambitious project to design and build a futuristic, modular smart home. Students and faculty from the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies and College of Engineering have been working nearly two years on the planning, design, and building of the home in anticipation of an international …