UB 's "GRoW House" enters National Solar Decathlon

February 19, 2014 Updated Feb 19, 2014 at 6:50 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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February 19, 2014 Updated Feb 19, 2014 at 6:50 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The University at Buffalo was named one of the 20 finalists at this year's U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon Competition.

Led by the School of Architecture and Planning, students and professors will build a 1,400 square foot solar-pwoered home they call, "GRoW House." A home comprised of 3 boxes each of which focus on one central theme related to sustainability.

This house serves as a community resource to inspire people to learn more about residential low-energy design.

The competition will be held next year in Irvine, California.