We believe in
living passionately.

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition made up of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends design excellence and smart energy production with innovation, market potential, and energy and water efficiency.

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Our home lets you live passionately by embracing every moment, simplifying your life, and giving you freedom.

Meet 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.

Our 990 square foot home has 3 goals.


Adaptable Design

Provide an open, naturally illuminated interior design that adapts to the needs of persons who age in place, and may develop limited mobility and cognition.


Maximum Comfort

Attain an energy efficient performance that also maximizes occupant comfort, through radiant heating, energy recovery ventilation and ductless air conditioning.


Responsive Health

Provide networking capabilities to facilitate communications among occupants, family and professionals that improve healthcare outcomes.