Design Competition for Green Homes

This international design competition calls for a single family house that includes 2-3 bedrooms and 1 1/2-2 bathrooms, for a 75' x 140' site in Greensburg, Kansas.

Category Project Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Housing
Country Kansas, United States
RegDeadline 15 July 2009 GoogleCal iCal
15 August 2009 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All (must be at least 18 years old)

Greensburg is an inspirational story of ordinary Americans making extraordinary strides in sustainability. That’s why we, at Greenburg GreenTown and, invite designers and architects from around the world to help us create three seemingly ordinary homes that act in extraordinarily green ways.
The three new homes would be part of GreenTown’s Chain of Eco-Homes Project. We are developing up to a total of twelve homes in Greensburg, each of which will serve as a “Living Laboratory”, featuring a variety of building techniques, sizes, prices, energy efficiency features, and green living products and services. Each home will be unique, and each will be available both as an informational center and as eco-lodging where people can experience green living first hand. This will be the first such project in the nation, and will be key to developing eco-tourism in Greensburg, Kansas.
One home will be nearing completion by the second anniversary of the storm in May 2009. The second home will be the University of Colorado’s winning entry from the 2005 Solar Decathlon.

To be announced

First Prize: $10,000 in Cash, Aid from FreeGreen in CD Completion, Representation on the site, Project Publishing, and the right to be built in the Chain of Eco-Homes
2 Runners-Up: $1,000 in Cash, Aid from FreeGreen in CD Completion, Representation on the site, and the right to be built in the Chain of Eco Homes

Entry Fee
$100 USD for professionals and $50 USD for students

Two 24” X 36” formatted PDF files
The description (1,000 characters or less)
Six 960 X 960 pixel JPEG files

Announcement of Winners: September 15, 2009
Award Ceremony: October 1, 2009
Public Display of Winning Entries: October 1, 2009
Completion of Construction Documents for Display on and Physical Use: November 30,2009

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