Virginia Tech brings 16 years of faculty-student research in solar home design, modular construction, and smart home technology to SDME.
The team's 2010 entry, LumenHAUS, won Solar Decathlon Europe. It has been exhibited worldwide and earned the first American Institute of Architects Honor Award ever presented to a university team.
Virginia Tech is recognized internationally for its top-ranked programs in Architecture + Design and Engineering.
With FutureHAUS Dubai, the Virginia Tech team hopes to create a solar home prototype for Dubai that can serve as a worldwide model of sustainability and design excellence.

Virginia Tech Solar Decathlon Middle East Team

In 2018, Virginia Tech will compete in the Solar Decathlon Middle East as the only U.S.-based team in a competitive pool of 21 universities worldwide. The team won the Solar Decathlon Europe in 2010 with LumenHAUS. With FutureHAUS Dubai, Virginia Tech builds on 16 years of faculty-student research in solar home design, modular construction, and smart home technology. We aim to create a solar home that shows the power of research, the importance of collaboration, and that serves as a model of design, efficiency, and affordability for Dubai and for future homes worldwide.