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Building Re-Skinning Competition

Building Re-Skinning Competition

Urmet @ 30.06.2009 16:47 | Registreerunud: 17.04.2003

SISU:
We know how to build new buildings with a low carbon footprint, but little attention has been paid to the thousands of existing structures worldwide that are extremely inefficient and have a massive carbon impact. In North America alone they account for 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions.

The goal of the Zerofootprint Building Re-Skinning Competition is to advance the state-of-the-art in retrofitting such built spaces through better design and improved materials and technology, thus creating retrofitting systems that can be scaled to a large number of buildings and deployed globally.

AEG:
• May 11-12, 2009: Competition launched at the Ontario Centres for Excellence’s
Discovery ’09 Event
• June 2, 2009: Competition launch at the Meeting of the Minds ‘09 in New York City
• September 1, 2009: Deadline for submission of designs
• September 30, 2009: Judging completed; five finalists selected
• March 31, 2011: Finalist project construction completed; energy monitoring and
reporting begins (Monitoring on projects completed before this date will not begin until
March 31st)
• March 31, 2014: Energy monitoring completed; Z-Prize winner announced.

HIND ehk The Z-Prize:
The winning five entries will be monitored for a period of three years after the completion of
the retrofit to examine and compare how they actually perform in practice. The Z-Prize will be
given to the building that has most reduced the energy per square foot, averaged over the
three years of monitoring. The baseline will be taken as the audited total energy used by the
building in its last year of operation prior to the retrofit.
The progress of these buildings and their energy usage will be displayed on Zerofootprint’s
website during this three-year period. We hope to make the Z-Prize the largest prize in the
world for Architecture, in order to encourage high quality worldwide participation.

LINK:
Zerofootprint