The Retrofitting for The Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) is a significant addition to the University of Wollongong’s (UoW) research capability to be located at UoW’s Innovation Campus.
The primary aim of the SBRC facility is to deliver evidence based research and practice in sustainable building design, focused on southern hemisphere environments and the development of retrofittable technologies. It is not only a prototype and a test for a range of sustainable building technologies, designs and materials but is unique in that the building itself includes integrated research components - i.e. research on the building itself.
The facility comprises approximately 2,600m2 GFA consisting of:
Academic and Support offices
Exhibition and seminar facilities
Specialist Pilot Plant Research facilities
As the research is primarily aimed at sustainability, the SBRC incorporates leading edge ESD initiatives and is a 6 star rating utilising the Green Star Education Rating Tool, as well as certification under the even more stringent Living Building Challenge.