The eighth annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy (ZNE) building designs is approaching its registration deadline of January 10th with a submission deadline of January 28th. The competition is open for entries from students and professionals worldwide and to date over 300 students and professional firms have registered.
This year, PG&E is partnering with California State University, Monterey Bay to create a ZNE Student Recreation Center at the campus. ZNE structures are designed from the start to be energy efficient and offset the energy they consume through onsite renewable energy generation such as rooftop solar.
Winners will be chosen by a panel of international experts and awarded up to $25,000 in total prizes.
"The American Institute of Architects, California Council is excited to collaborate on this important initiative that affirms the role of architects in leading efforts to use design to curtail climate change," said Britt Lindberg, AIA, AIACC President.
The competition strives to generate new, innovative ideas for ZNE construction to help achieve California's goal for all new residential construction to be ZNE by 2020 and all new commercial construction to be ZNE by 2030.
Full details available at www.architectureatzero.com
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