This is a gallery of images from the 2017 UNLV team's Solar Decathlon project called Sinatra Living. Some features of the home are listed below.
- Handicapped accessible features, such as adjustable kitchen counter tops and shelves allow for ease of access and reduce the physical strain of daily tasks.
- Simple circulation paths allow for and encourage movement.
- A fall detection and alert system can facilitate emergency response by alerting caregivers and unlocking doors automatically.
- A home automation application with Amazon Alexa integration connects occupants with security, heating and cooling, lighting control, and more, both at home and away.
- A combination of deep overhangs and an adjustable wall partition provide shading during the summer and maximize passive heating in the winter.
- A modular solar thermal powerhouse uses evacuated tube solar collectors to heat water for both domestic use and radiant floor heating.
- Energy-efficient LED lighting and flux sensors automatically adjust brightness and lighting temperature to complement the indoor environment.
- A heating and cooling system uses integrated indoor and outdoor temperature and humidity sensors to select between radiant floor heating and mini-split heat pumps in colder months. During warmer months, cooling options are air conditioning from the same mini-splits and cross-ventilation with low-energy fans.
- A smart inverter can operate on a time-of-use utility schedule and can island to allow for electrical operations during a grid outage.