UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China

first_img “COPY” Save this picture!Courtesy of Team UOWWritten by Karissa RosenfieldAugust 17, 2013 Share UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China ArchDaily UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon ChinaSave this articleSaveUOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/416791/uow-australia-wins-the-2013-solar-decathlon-china Clipboard Architecture News CopyTeam UOW from the University of Wollongong in Australia has been awarded first place at the 2013 Solar Decathlon China, taking top honors for its net-zero, water-conserving design. Selected from 22 teams and 35 universities, Team UOW’s winning entry – the Illawarra Flame House – was the first retrofitted house ever to be submitted in decathlon history.Save this picture!Courtesy of Team UOWThe Illawarra Flame demonstrates how a ‘fibro’ house, a common and extremely energy-inefficient Australian icon, can be modified and retrofitted to be an ultra-sustainable home for the future. Modifications to the layout included the conversion of a third bedroom to an open plan living and dining area, as well as the inclusion of clerestory windows to increase natural lighting and ventilation. Using Living Building Challenge standards, sustainable features included a 9.4 kW photovoltaic array, greywater treatment and rainwater capture systems, garden, skylights, and ample ventilation. All materials where low in VOC content and came primarily from recycled sources. Save this picture!Courtesy of Team UOWThe Solar Decathlon China was the first decathlon to be hosted in Asia. Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Energy Administration China, the competition challenged university teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are affordable, energy-efficient, and stylish.Team UOW acquired 957.6 out of a possible 1,000 points. The Second place prize went to the E-Concave house of Team SCUT (South China University of Technology) at 951.8 points, while the Halo house of Team Sweden (Chalmers University of Technology) won third with 948.3 points.Teams were judged on the following 10 categories: Architecture, Market appeal, Engineering, Communications, Solar application, Thermal comfort, Hot water, Appliances, Home entertainment, and Energy balance.More information on the winning design can be found here. Image gallerySee allShow lessBoulevards in Paris: A Mathematical Success?Architecture NewsBlue Hills House / la SHED architectureSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/416791/uow-australia-wins-the-2013-solar-decathlon-china Clipboard CopyAbout this authorKarissa RosenfieldAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSolar Decathlon ChinaUniversity of WollongongSolar DecathlonAustraliaSustainabilityRenovationCite: Karissa Rosenfield. “UOW Australia Wins the 2013 Solar Decathlon China ” 17 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Police respond to multiple reports of shots fired in Elmira

first_imgThey say officers chased the man and took him into custody. The police department says the man was identified as a 27-year-old Elmira resident. They also say the man was interviewed and released. The police department says they found a mix of live small arms ammunition and shell casings in front of a residence. Police officials say several individuals were interviewed and had no knowledge of the shooting. The police department says that officers responded at around 1:05 a.m. and arrived on the scene of the 600 block of Sullivan St. Police officials say upon arriving at the scene, a man was running from the area towards the river. Additionally, the police department says officers found evidence of a house party. They say it is believed an argument got physical, resulting in shots being fired. (WBNG) — The Elmira Police Department responded to reports of multiple gunshots early Saturday morning.center_img Elmira police officials say the New York State Police and the Chemung County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit assisted with the investigation. They also say this incident is still under investigation. The Police department says no arrests were made, no weapons were recovered and there were no reported injuries or damage. Anyone who has information regarding the incident should call the Elmira Police Department at (607) 737-5626 or leave a message on the anonymous tip line at (607) 271-HALT.last_img read more