Today, a feature from the Woodworking Network confirmed that an Accuride-Sponsored team of Virginia Tech Researchers won the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East, a competition launched by the United States Department of Energy and the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai Electricity & Water Authority. The competition is aimed to accelerate research on building sustainable, grid-connected, solar homes.
According to the article, FutureHAUS Dubai was the only American team among the more than 60 total entrants of the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East. The team worked in partnership with Accuride International using its heavy-duty sliding solution, the116RC Heavy-Duty Linear Track System, in a variety of fixtures including kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, and toilets that can be raised and lowered for individuals based on advanced recognition technologies.
In addition to winning first place overall, the FutureHAUS team earned top three in nearly all of the ten contests: first place in Architecture, first place in House Functioning, first place in Sustainable Transportation, second place in Sustainability, second place in Innovation, third place in Engineering and Construction (tie), third place in Energy Efficiency, and third place in Comfort Conditions. The team also received special recognition through earning first place in Creative Solutions and second place in Interior Design.
For more information on the competition and the FutureHAUS team victory, read the full article from Michaelle Bradford here.