Whitney Hale

By

College: Agriculture, Food and Environment

UK's S•KY BLUE House on 'Today Show'

Published: Nov 19, 2009

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2009) − The University of Kentucky's S•KY BLUE House that finished ninth at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition was featured on today's episode of NBC's "Today Show." The news program highlighted houses from four of the 20 competitors, selected from across North America and Europe, that competed Oct. 9-18, on the National Mall, in Washington, D.C .

 

The "Live Smart Today" segment, "High-tech homes of the future on display," featured houses and students from UK, as well as Team Germany, Team Boston and Rice University. Jeffrey Kellow, a UK agricultural engineering student on UK's team, explains how the house's self-tinted window design allows its inhabitants to utilize a control panel to adapt the house to their needs. Solar energy enthusiasts can check out the news segment here: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34038557#34038557. Additionally, the news program's Web site features additional videos of specific team houses at the Solar Decathlon, including a video of the S•KY BLUE House with student Grace Kessler, from the College of Communications and Information Studies. To look at this video, visit  http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/34016451#34016451.

 

Kentuckians will have a couple of opportunities to see the S•KY BLUE House in person in the coming year. The house will be placed on the lawn in front of UK's Main Building beginning in December and running through next August. After that, it will be exhibited at the 2010 FEI World Equestrian Games, scheduled to begin Sept. 25, 2010, in Lexington, Ky. The house will serve as the Visitor’s Center and the entry threshold to the Kentucky Experience exhibitions at the events.

 

UK's S•KY BLUE solar house team was an interdisciplinary group comprised of students, faculty and staff from six colleges and 16 centers and departments within UK. The team was led by two principal investigators, Donald Colliver, professor of biosystems and agricultural engineering at the College of Agriculture, and Gregory Luhan, associate dean for research at the College of Design, as well as faculty from the College of Communications and Information Studies and College of Engineering.

For more information on the S•KY BLUE House, visit the team's Web site at www.uky.edu/solarhouse. For more information on the 2009 Solar Decathlon, visit the event's Web site at www.solardecathlon.org.

UK20091008acp405_solar_sp021_copy.jpg
December
 
1
Resumes and Cover Letters
Circle of Love Gift Return
Mon
2
UK Guitar Studio
Circle of Love Gift Return
Tue
3
Networking and Job Search
Internship Info Session
LNFS Presents: Wayne's World
Study Sounds: Classical Concert
Wed
4
LNFS Presents: Frozen
Ballet Music of Tchaikovsky
Circle of Love Gift Pick-Up
Live Screening of Orion Spacecraft Re-entry
Massage on the Go
Thu
5
LNFS Presents: Winter's Bone
LNFS Presents: Gremlins
Open Studio
Circle of Love Gift Pick-Up
Fri
6
Snow Skiing @ Perfect North Slopes
Sat
7
Free Holiday Shopping Shuttle to Fayette Mall
Sun
8
Undergraduate Research Information Session "How to Find a Faculty Mentor"
Mon
9
Job Club - Identifying Your Skills
Paws for Stress Relief
Tue
10
 
Wed
11
 
Thu
12
Last Day of Classes
Fri
13
 
Sat
14
Free Holiday Shopping Shuttle to Fayette Mall
Finals Treats
Sun
15
Final Exams
Crunch Brunch
Mon
16
Final Exams
Jazzy Holiday Concert
Tue
17
Final Exams
Caregiver Support Group
Wed
18
Final Exams
Thu
19
Final Exams
End of 2014 Fall Semester
Fri
20
 
Sat
21
 
Sun
22
 
Mon
23
 
Tue
24
 
Wed
25
 
Thu
26
 
Fri
27
 
Sat
28
 
Sun
29
 
Mon
30
 
Tue
31
 
Wed
 
 
 
Jan 14
Bicycle Trivia 01/14/2015

Wed, 01/14/2015

Fri, 01/16/2015

Wed, 01/21/2015

Reset Page