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UNLV students compete to build energy-efficient home

Reported by: Jerry Brown
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Updated: 5/10/2013 11:07 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3)-- If you are hoping to make your home more energy efficient, News 3’s Jerry Brown has a story that should pique your interest.

He is at the Springs Preserve to talk about the Solar Decathlon with news about a prestigious competition in which UNLV is taking part.

Every two years the U.S. Department of Energy sponsors the Solar Decathlon.

The goal is to design and construct an energy efficient home specifically tailored to their home environment.

UNLV's entry will eventually end up right here at the Springs Preserve where it will be used to educate the public to cost-saving
using environmentally friendly design concepts.

It's the world series of eco-friendly home design competitions where 20 university’s from around the globe compete bi-annually.

The solar decathalon is a tremendous opportunity for the school to enhance its academic credentials against some elite world universities.



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