Document Type

Newsletter

Publication Date

5-30-2012

Publication Title

Nevada News Flash

Publisher

Nevada Institute for Renewable Energy Commercialization (NIREC)

First page number:

1

Last page number:

5

Abstract

Design and build an approximately 800 square foot home that consumes zero net energy.

Those are the instructions for Team Las Vegas, after the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) became one of only 20 schools worldwide to quality for the 2013 Solar Decathlon, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

UNLV’s entry, Autonomy House, is marketed as an “age-in-place” home for an empty nester whose children have grown up. The 730-squarefoot home will use daylighting from windows, insulation and solar panels to produce more energy than it consumes. Additionally, it will filter rainwater for household use and recharging groundwater, and be fully wheelchair-accessible.

Keywords

Architecture — Competitions; Dwellings — Energy conservation; Dwellings — Energy consumption; University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Disciplines

Environmental Design | Natural Resources and Conservation | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Sustainability

Language

English


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