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Forever Home — Vegas Seven

By Brenda Tena - August 10, 2017

Forever Home Sinatra Living featured in Vegas Seven Most summer-break stories involve dayclub meanderings, close encounters of the inebriated kind and too much Netflix. But UNLV architecture and engineering majors Nasko Balaktchiev and Adam Betemedhin’s summer story will be about building a fully functional, 990-square-foot solar house… Read full article here

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Our Feature in the 2017 Architecture Las Vegas Issue

By Brenda Tena - June 30, 2017

The AIA Las Vegas Chapter features Team Las Vegas’ entry into the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 competition. The AIA Las Vegas Chapter releases their annual Architecture Las Vegas magazine to showcase exciting projects happening in the Las Vegas valley. Principal Investigator, Dr. David James, and core student team member, AJ Tully, discuss key features of […]

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Students Design Age-Friendly Solar Home — AARP

By Brenda Tena - June 1, 2017

From our friends at AARP Once again, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas is competing in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, a collegiate competition of 10 contests that challenge student teams to design and build full-size solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive… Read full article here

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UNLV’s solar house has bright ideas for the elderly

By Brenda Tena - February 28, 2017

Las Vegas Sun features Team Vegas Instead of being sent to a nursing home, what if the elderly could live the remainder of their lives in the comfort and security of their own homes? That’s the question a group of UNLV students are trying to answer in time for next year’s Solar Decathlon, staged by […]

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UNLV Students Hope to Win (This Time) in Solar Decathlon — NPR

By Brenda Tena - February 18, 2017

Listen to our Nevada Public Radio segment, a NPR member station In 2013, UNLV sent 60 students and a pre-fab solar house to Southern California for the Solar Decathlon. The challenge was to build a sustainable solar home. The UNLV students came in second place – just five points behind Vienna University of Technology in Austria […]

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UNLV Team Vegas designs house for Solar Decathlon 2017

By Brenda Tena - February 12, 2017

Las Vegas Review Journal features us as “Home of the Future” Real Estate Las Vegas   University of Nevada Las Vegas students from the colleges of engineering, architecture, hotel management, health sciences, fine arts and construction management will be competing in Solar Decathlon 2017 at Denver this fall to showcase their skills in designing an […]

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UNLV’s Student-Led Solar Decathlon Team Nears $1 Million Sponsorship Goal

By Brenda Tena - February 3, 2017

Nearing the goal of $1 million Fundraising for university-wide collaboration surpasses $750,000 with support from Switch and NV Energy Foundation. Switch and NV Energy Foundation are lending their support to help UNLV’s Team Las Vegas design and build a full-size solar-powered house for the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2017 Solar Decathlon competition in October. Thanks […]

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UNLV Students Envision the Efficient Smart Home of the Future with Alexa

By Brenda Tena - January 17, 2017

Amazon Web Services Envisioning the future with Amazon Alexa   With Amazon Alexa, developers are creating novel and delightful voice experiences for customers. University students are rethinking the way we live. Meet Adam Betemedhin, an Electrical Engineering major, and Kevin Duong-Tran, a Computer Science major, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). Adam and Kevin, along […]

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