Posted in October 2012

Where in the world is Datong?

Where in the world is Datong?

NI HAO!  (Our Chinese is getting good, right!?) So, as we all know, the culmination of the competition for 2013 is being held in China. Yes, we know it’s in China. But where exactly? Datong. Wait… where? Datong. It’s in China, if you hadn’t realised. Where in China is Datong? Give us something else to … Continue reading

Model Aspirations.

Model Aspirations.

To get an idea of what the house will look like once it’s constructed for real, Team UOW has created a super mini, super cool scale model. This model is currently braving the big blue; heading across to China as we speak. Check out our awesome design below: It’s all happening… Get excited!

Grand Designs on Winning

Grand Designs on Winning

The Grand Designs Live expo was held at Darling Harbour exhibition centre recently, and a few of our team members attended to see what tips we could snag from the experts. Grand Designs is a television show that chronicles the trials, tribulations and triumphs of normal people like us buying and renovating old dilapidated buildings, … Continue reading

Illawarra Flame Impresses Futureworld

Members of Team UOW were last night invited to present plans for the Illawarra Flame at a guest speaker event held by Futureworld: National Centre for Appropriate Technology. Team Academic Coordinator Tim McCarthy introduced the project by explaining: “the students don’t just get a degree – they also get a house!” Lloyd Niccol  introduced the … Continue reading

Bam, That’s How We Do!

Bam, That’s How We Do!

Team UOW Australia really turned the heat up on Wednesday October 3rd, when we held our Solar Decathlon Awareness BBQ on university grounds. Positioned the McKinnon Lawn at the University of Wollongong,  our peeps provided sausage sangaz and a cold beverage for a buck each. With live music pumping and some interesting frisbee-throwing technique on … Continue reading

You Wanna Be On Top?

You Wanna Be On Top?

Recently, Paul Cooper of the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, (SBRC) who is assisting our team, returned from a trip to the continent of Europe. He visited the city of Madrid, Spain, where the finals of the 2012 Solar Decathlon were held. Having experienced the finals first hand, the information Paul has brought back and divulged … Continue reading