AIA CA Launches 2020 Architecture at Zero Competition

AIA CA Launches 2020 Architecture at Zero Competition

The American Institute of Architects California (AIA CA) has launched the ninth annual Architecture at Zero competition. This competition strives to generate new, innovative ideas for zero net energy (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.

This year, AIACA partnered with the San Benito County Free Library in Hollister, CA. "San Benito County residents are excited to explore ideas for a new 21st-century library that meets the needs of this diverse community," commented Chief Librarian, Nora Conte. "The Library is thrilled to partner with AIA CA and participants from around the world to develop zero net energy building designs."

Winners will be chosen by a panel of international experts - including Paul Torcellini, Principal Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Gregg Ander, President of Gregg D. Ander, LLC; Allison Williams, FAIA; and Marsha Maytum, FAIA, LEED AP - and awarded up to $25,000 in total prizes. The competition is open for entries from students and professionals worldwide.

The deadline for registrations is April 28, 2020.

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