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26 January 2010

Solar house team demonstrates innovations at Capitol Hill tech policy exhibition

The Virginia Tech LUMENHAUS team has been invited to demonstrate innovations developed for the university’s solar house entry for the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon at the 13th Annual Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee Kickoff Technology Policy Exhibition on Tuesday, Jan. 26th.

Team members Joseph Wheeler, associate professor of architecture, Robert Dunay, the T. A. Carter Professor of Architecture, Robert Schubert, associate dean for research in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Denis Gracanin, associate professor of computer science in the College of Engineering, and alumna Allison Ransom of McLean, Va., who received a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 2009, made a “keynote” multimedia presentation, including drawings, photographs and videos demonstrating the built technology of the house, at the exhibition held in Room 902 of the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C.

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