The Chain of Eco-Homes Competition
At 9:45PM on May 4th, 2007: an EF5 tornado leveled the rural town of Greensburg, Kansas.
Just Days After the Storm: the community came together and decided to rebuild sustainably, striving to become a model green town for the future. Ever since this landmark commitment was made, Greensburg GreenTownâ€”a grassroots community -based organizationâ€”has worked side-by-side with city and county officials, business owners and local residents to incorporate sustainable principles into their rebuilding process.
Now: Greensburg GreenTown and their partner FreeGreen are calling on all architects and designers to compete for an opportunity to design sustainable, green homes in this town! This contest is the first of its kind, with the competitorsâ€™ entries helping to create lodging for Eco-Tourist visitors, a new standard for affordable green homes, and innovations around the use of disaster resistant residential wall systems. Please us rebuild this wonderful community.
First Prize: $10,000 in Cash, Assistance in Developing Final Construction Documents, and the Right to Be Built as One of the Chain of Eco-Homes.
Two Runners Up: $1,000 in Cash, Assistance in Developing Final Construction Documents, and the Right to Be Built as One of the Chain of Eco-Homes.
Registration Deadline: August 15th
Submission Deadline: September 15th
Public Voting: September 15th â€“ September: 30th
Jury Deliberation â€“ October 7th
Announcement of Winners â€“ October 15th
Awards Ceremony â€“ November 15th (tentative)
Public Display of Winning Entries â€“ November 15th (tentative)
Recent Jury Commitment:
As you will see on the contest site we have just had final commitment from our initial finalist judges (there will be 10 maximum). The current judges are:
Â· Michelle Kaufmann
Â· Allison Arieff
Â· Lloyd Alter
Â· Ben Uyeda
Â· Mason Earls
Please see our Jury Page to learn more about these judges
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