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Drexel Smart House Receives World Green Energy Symposium 2011 NOVA Award

October 20, 2011

Drexel Smart House The Drexel Smart House has been selected by the World Green Energy Symposium (WGES) to receive a 2011 NOVA Award during the third annual symposium from October 19 – 21 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The Smart House was nominated in the Educational Case Study category for its student-led, multidisciplinary approach to developing a sustainable model for urban residential living and entrepreneurial innovation. 

The WGES NOVA Award is presented annually to those who have made outstanding contributions in the area of new and green energy alternatives and/or sustainable innovations in existing energy technologies. The City of Philadelphia also will be recognized with a NOVA Award for its Greenworks program, as will the country of Brazil for its sustainable strategic plan in the city of Rio de Janeiro. The awards will be presented at an invitation-only reception at Philadelphia City Hall on October 19 at 6 pm. 

The Drexel Smart House project will transform a late 19th century Powelton Village residence into a “living laboratory” for exploring cutting-edge design and technology. Participants conduct research and develop designs in the areas of environment, energy, interaction, health and lifestyle with the goal of improving quality of life in the urban residential setting. For more information, click here.