The American Institute of Architects, California (AIA CA) has announced the winners of the eighth annual Architecture at Zero competition for zero net energy (ZNE) building designs.
This year, AIA CA partnered with California State University, Monterey Bay (CSU MB) 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 were chosen by a panel of international experts and awarded up to $25,000 in total prizes.
College Student 'Citation' Winners
CAMPUS ENDURANCE by students fromCAL POLY-Pomona, CA
BREATHOOD CUBIC by students Iran University Science & Technology in Tehran, Iran
GREEN ROOFS IN MONTEREY by students from Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Poland
A single Merit Award went to High school students fromBurlingame High School in Burlingame, CA for the entry, PROJECT FLOW
A single Honor Award for Student entry was awarded to students at Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA for the entry, CHANGER
A single Honor Award for a Professional entry went to Little Diversified Architectural Consulting inCharlotte, North Carolinafor the entry: NAVU VITAE
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.