Green Building Design Competition Kicks Off

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1st-annual-lifecycle-building-challenge-winner.jpgThe EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and partners are inviting design professionals and students nationwide to submit designs and ideas by July 31 for the 2nd annual Lifecycle Building Challenge. “The competition seeks designs that facilitate building material adaptation and reuse, minimize waste, and cut greenhouse gas emissions.”

The challenge is open to built and un-built work and has two main categories:

  • Building—an entire building from foundation to roof
  • Component, Tool and Service—a building connector, strategy or other idea

I first heard and wrote about this event last month, and was intrigued by the concept because it addresses the outrageous fact that 100 million tons of building-related construction and demolition debris is sent to landfills each year in the United States.

The U.S. EPA and the Building Materials Reuse Association, the American Institute of Architects, Region 4 Partner Southface Energy Institute, and West Coast Green are sponsoring the challenge.

Learn more here.

Tag(s): Events, Going Green, Green Building


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