Team UOW Australia-Dubai wins second place in Solar Decathlon
Team UOW Australia-Dubai have landed second place in the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 in Dubai.
As part of the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018 15 teams from 11 countries design and build sustainable homes that compete across 10 contests, from architecture to sustainability, with the added challenge of coming up with a design that is functional and suited to the desert heat.
Team UOW Australia-Dubai comprised of more than 40 students from the University of Wollongong and TAFE NSW, who have spent the past two years designing, prototyping and building a design that addresses not only the competition needs, but also caters for the needs of an ageing population, supporting people living with dementia and other age-related disabilities.
More than 600 team members from more than 28 education institutions around the world, representing 54 nationalities, entered the competition, created by the US Department of Energy.
Key results in the 10 competition areas that have been judged over the past few days include:
– Architecture: fourth place, earning a special mention and recognition for the focus on designing a house for the ageing population;
– Creative solutions;
– Energy efficiency;
– Engineering and construction:;
– Sustainability: and
– Interior design.