Move-in for the fall 2010 semester begins on Wednesday, Aug. 18, but some students have already begun the pilgrimage back to Blacksburg. When they make their way to the Duck Pond side of the Drill Field, they’ll find the 2010 Solar Decathlon Europe championship set up for display.
For those that may have missed the news, Virginia Tech architecture and engineering students took first place overall in the 2010 Solar Decathlon Europe competition with their entry, Lumenhaus.
Josh Franklin, a second-year grad student studying landscape architecture, and Daniel Beck, a third-year grad student studying architecture, were out in the heat and humidity today (Aug. 12, 2010) working on reassembling the highly portable solar-powered home.
Lumenhaus will be on display with public tours through October, at which point it may be on its way back to New York, or to Chicago, according to Josh. The house will be completed, with some improvements, on Monday, Aug. 16, in plenty of time for students and their parents who will be coming back next week for move-in.
Are you going to stop by take a tour?