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It is all about the UB Pride!

UB GRoW Home’s Operations and Disassembly team! If you haven’t heard, we were placed 2nd overall! Kudos to EVERY single person who made this possible! And we mean, EVERY SINGLE PERSON. Thank you so much 🙂 Here’s a summary of the beautiful trophies we …

GRoW Home's GRoWlarium

Have you cast your vote yet?

As the Solar Decathlon 2015 competition proceeds, we’ve reached the segment of FAN FAVORITE. That is, the more votes we get, the more likely we can become the winner of this category! We are really thankful for all the wonderful support from our friend …

GRoW Home and Sunset

Visit us at the Orange County Great Park!

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition has officially opened its doors to the public! Visit us today to learn more about our house; from our custom-built furniture to photovoltaic and mechanical systems. The competition takes place O …

GRoW Home on Buffalo Spree

GRoW on Buffalo Spree

So, guess what?! The GRoW Home is featured on Buffalo Spree’s September issue! We are really really thankful, and would like to continue sharing our project and cause with as many people as possible. Click here to read the full feature (scanned from ha …

An image of a cozy corner in Howe

GRoW & Spot the Difference: Set A

If you have been following our GRoW Buffalo Facebook page, you would have seen that we recently started with this all-time childhood game where you spot the differences between two images. The person who created these sets, Zhi, mentioned that she hers …

Jenna Bow teaching kids and an adult how to fold paper cups.

Solar Jam at Massachusetts Avenue Park

Over the weekend (July 11, 2015), we had the opportunity to set up a GRoW Home booth at Solar Jam 2015 that was organized by People United Sustainable Housing (PUSH) Buffalo. Held at the Massachusetts Avenue Park (MAP), it was a quaint and lively neigh …

An image of Taras' garden at home

A Green Situation at Taras’ Backyard

It’s finally Summer in Buffalo, and everyone in GRoW Buffalo is nothing but excited to savor the sunshine and hearty weather. Amidst our hectic schedules at UB’s South Campus and the warehouse in Solar Montante, it is important to keep in touch with Mo …

Cosy corner in Walter and Nan's home

The Simpson’s Solar Abode

This month, the GRoW team made an enthralling visit to the Simpson Family Residence’s (SFR) awe-inspiring super-insulated passive and active solar home. There are several houses with a similar passive solar design within the Amherst Area, but none like …

Spring 2015 COM466 students at the Warehouse

An Eye Opening Experience

The Spring 2015 COM466 class. Hi, my name is Jenna Harsanyi and I was a student this past spring 2015 semester in COM 466. Thankfully, with the help and persistence of Dr. Lance Rintamaki and Dr. Debra Kolodczak in the Communications Department at The …

GRoW team posing with the booth during Earth Week

Earth Week with GRoW

Earth week April 18th-25th 2015 was successfully organized and managed by UB students this year, with a very impressive turnout and participation by their peers. GRoW Buffalo decided they wanted to get involved towards promoting sustainability, while a …

Amanda making reference to informational boards

Celebration of Undergraduate Excellence

The 11th CURCA event April 16th 2015 was a night to remember with an outstanding turnout of UB students, faculty, and administrators. The term CURCA stands for Celebration of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities. This annual celebration of St …

The Grow Team appears on AM Buffalo

GRoW under the spotlight on WKBW AM Buffalo show

Linda Pellegrino, host of WKBW’s AM Buffalo show, invited the GRoW team onto her show on Wednesday morning to talk about the GRoW Home’s journey to the up and coming Solar Decathlon. The show began with plenty of enthusiasm from Pellegrino’s inspiring …

Olivia Cham speaking during Elevator Pitch

UB 2015 Elevator Pitch Competition pushing GRoW to another level

GRoW’s public relations team took up the challenge of the annual UB Elevator Pitch Competition that was held at the Student Union lobby on Thursday evening. Participants of the competition knew very well that the top prize of $1000 was up for grabs, as …

“A Solar Home Companion” at the Buffalo History Museum

A variety of short films, songs, and stories were presented to the audience, as issues on energy and climate change were highlighted at the Buffalo History Museum on Saturday evening. Some of the important issues and ideas that were touched on included …

GRoW enjoys a successful happy hour at Studio 464

The buffalo community continues to display their upmost support for the GRoW team, as many turned up for the Happy Hour at 464 Gallery in Amherst Street on Thursday evening. The GRoW Home model was at the center of attention. -By: Phua Zhi Ting Guests …