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The Sustainable Homes Challenge

November 29, 2021 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm

The Sustainable Homes Challenge, powered by University Of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre and funded by McKinnon Walker Trust, invites students from all over the world to come together to create sustainable, healthy and affordable homes.

Homes from Waste

This year’s challenge is focused on the world’s waste problem, in particular, using waste to build sustainable and liveable homes.

Globally humans are expected to generate an estimated 2.2 billion tonnes of waste by 2025. Wouldn’t it be great if some of that waste went back into creating more buildings?

Participants are placed in teams, and over five months create a design proposal for the construction of a home that includes innovative components made from available waste-derived materials.

At the end of the challenge, teams come together for a special finale week at the University of Wollongong.

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