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UT Helps Design 3-D-Printed Sustainable Building Powered by a Vehicle

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The College of Architecture and Design joined project leader Oak Ridge National Laboratory and close to 20 industry partners Wednesday to unveil a 3-D-printed building and vehicle that produce and share energy. The shared energy system—Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy, or AMIE—demonstrates the integration of generating, using, and storing electrical power. Both the building and vehicle were built using the additive manufacturing process of 3-D printing.

Solar House Moving Saturday, Donated to Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge


The university is donating Living Light, its award-winning solar-powered house, to the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge. Living Light will move to its permanent home on Saturday, May 17. Starting at 7:00 a.m., the 750-square-foot, zero-energy structure will be transported from the UT Gardens to the Oak Ridge museum at 461 West Outer Drive. The move is expected to take several hours.

Architecture Professors to Present on Solar House at Science Forum

Living Light, the solar house built for the 2011 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, will be the topic of the second Science Forum of the semester. Amy Howard, architect and director of development, and James Rose, adjunct assistant professor and interim director of the Institute for Smart Structures, will present “The UT Solar House—A Prototype for Zero-Energy Living,” on Friday, September 13.