Natural Talent Design Competition
This year, we teamed up with the Green Building Alliance to sponsor local winners of the USGBC’s Natural Talent Design Competition. Two projects won, including a team led by Cathy Chung, Brian Kish and Christian Wagner, as well as an individual project by Wui Joon Ha. Joon’s project, E.A.S.Y. House, was one of the two student finalist projects. Congrats Joon!
USGBC’s 2010 Natural Design Competition, in partnership with Salvation Army’s EnviRenew Initiative, is focused on the rebuilding effort in New Orleans. Competitors will be divided into students and emerging professionals groups and will design a LEED for Homes project that is priced affordably and is functional for elderly occupants. Up to four designs will be selected from the local competition finalists to be showcased at Greenbuild 2010 and, for the first time, the designers will see their projects built in New Orleans’ Broadmoor neighborhood. Once the homes are built, they will enter a measurement and verification phase in which they will be graded on energy efficiency, water reuse, and indoor air quality among other categories. The design team whose home performs best during measurement and verification will be awarded the final grand prize in 2011.