Technology to create climate resilient homes sees Australian among finalists of COINS Grand Challenge
An Australian-based design engineer has been named a finalist in the 2022 COINS Grand Challenge, a global competition organised by COINS to encourage innovation in the construction sector.
Peter Neil, founder of HAUS Technologies Ltd, has designed a sustainable high-performance building system to create what is believed to be the first global climate resilient homes.
The Zero Emissions Building Envelope (ZEBE) is designed to help the construction industry mitigate the effects of climate challenges by creating composite panels as an alternative to traditional building materials.
“Imagine living in a home that is naturally cool in summer, yet still warm in winter, without air-conditioning and central heating, effectively reducing your energy consumption by 85 per cent,” said Mr Neil.
Neil was motivated by spiralling energy costs, waste created by construction and the housing affordability crisis.
“More than ever before, it’s clear that in Australia, and across the world, we need to be able to produce homes that are non-combustible and can withstand extreme weather events,” he said.
Using CAD data to integrate ordering, off-site automated manufacturing and on-site installation, the ZEBE technology provides a more affordable, sustainable and energy efficient housing solution.
Jim Farrer, COINS Australia Managing Director, said it is fantastic to see an Australian-based innovator recognised for their contribution to improving the construction industry.
“The COINS Grand Challenge provides a wonderful opportunity to get ideas noticed, win investment and make a real difference to the built environment.
Winners will be announced in the UK in October with the opportunity to win up to £100k in prizes (or local equivalent).
For more details visit www.coins-grandchallenge.com
Construction Industry Solutions (COINS) is a leading construction management software and services company providing end-to-end business solutions to the construction, engineering, home building and service sectors.
As COINS has built up its business, it is also passionate about giving something back to the construction industry – which is why it organises the annual COINS Grand Challenge.
This is the seventh COINS Grand Challenge, which is a global competition for anyone with innovative ideas that have the power to positively impact the built environment or the construction industry.
- construction innovation
- start up funding
- student competition
- sustainable construction