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.
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Students and faculty hope their innovations from last year’s Department of Energy Solar Decathlon benefit teams gearing up for the 2013 contest. The U.S. Department of Energy’s biannual international competition challenges teams of students to design and build low- to zero-energy homes, learning about solar power and sustainable design along the way.
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.
The College of Architecture and Design at the University will host an open house on Friday, October 5. The event, from noon to 7:00 p.m., will give prospective undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to learn about the college’s programs in interior design, landscape architecture, and architecture. Each program is accredited and is the highest ranked program of its kind in Tennessee.
Living Light, the university’s energy-efficient, solar-powered house, is traveling to Chattanooga as part of a multi-city tour of the state from July 20-29. This is the home’s last stop before it comes back to Knoxville where it will reside at the UT Gardens.
Living Light, UT’s solar-powered house, stood on the National Mall in the shadow of some of the nation’s most recognizable architecture as an exhibit at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, which concluded earlier this month.
Living Light, UT’s solar-powered house, is one of only seventeen projects chosen to represent the nation’s land-grant universities this summer at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall. The festival commemorates the 150th anniversary of the founding of land-grant universities and the US Department of Agriculture.
Living Light, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s solar-powered house, continues its trek across Tennessee and will be at Shelby Farms Park, 500 North Pine Lake Drive, Memphis, from April 10 to May 30.
Living Light, UT Knoxville’s solar-powered house, is moving to Nashville as part of a multi-city tour of the state. The 750-square-foot home will be featured at the Tennessee Valley Authority Energy Efficiency Forum February 21—22. The house will then be on display at Centennial Park from February 29 to April 1.
Living Light, UT Knoxville’s solar-powered house, will be the focus of the January 20 meeting for professionals certified in the design of green buildings. The East Tennessee chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is sponsoring the event, which will review the design of Living Light, as well as the implementation of the house’s energy-saving techniques such as the cylindrical solar arrays, innovative double façade, and the specially designed home automation system.