University of Wollongong Australia
Team UOW is led by the University of Wollongong’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS) and the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC). The UOW Faculty of EIS is recognized as one of the leading engineering faculties in Australia and is a member of the prestigious “Group of Eight + 2” top Engineering Faculties in the country. The Go8 universities win ~86% of all Australian competitive R&D funding. Of particular relevance to the SDME project is the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC), which is a multi-disciplinary facility that brings together a wide range of researchers to holistically address the challenges of making our buildings more sustainable and effective places in which to live and work. The SBRC is located at UOW’s Innovation Campus (iC) which is home to a number of leading research institutes and corporations, and home to the previous Solar Decathlon Illawarra Flame House which stands on our Sustainability Street.
University of Wollongong in Dubai
The University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD) was established in 1993 and is one of the UAE’s oldest and most prestigious universities. UOWD supports a range of academics recruited locally and internationally and provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Business, Engineering and Information Sciences. UOWD’s local knowledge and expertise in sensors, smart rotating solar panel, energy and heat simulation in the Simulation and Smart Systems Research Centre provides a perfect partnership.
TAFE NSW is the leading provider of vocational education within our local region. TAFE has extensive facilities and expertise providing a wide spectrum of educational courses that encompass every facet of building construction and maintenance services and also nursing and aged care. TAFE NSW played a pivotal role in the design and construction of the Illawarra Flame house by providing expertise in the building industry, training and support of Solar Decathletes and the workshop and tools used for the construction of the house.