More stories about Competitions

  • 2011 Solar Decathlon Teams Announced

    Twenty student teams representing five countries and four continents will compete in the 2011 competition in Washington, DC.

  • Upcoming Awards

    The One Prize Competition, “Mowing to Growing: A Design Competition for Creating Productive Green Space in Cities”

  • Sustainability, Brick by Brick

    A multilevel house featuring suites for diplomats and their families in Mexico; a center for visiting dignitaries in Maryland; a self-supporting scheme for interlocking bricks that would not require mortar; and a brick featuring an outer leaf panel designed to produce curvilinear shapes were among...

  • Who is the Greenest of Them All?

    A look at how competition fosters innovation in the sustainable building realm.

  • Who is the Greenest of Them All?

    A look at how competition fosters innovation in the sustainable building realm.

  • The Sustainable Suite Design Competition Announces Winners

    WATG and IDEO take home first prize in the competition, which tasked entrants to embrace sustainability in the suite life.

  • University of Minnesota’s Icon Solar House

    Team Minnesota updates the traditional gable house to accommodate optimum solar generation.

  • Team Germany Wins 2009 Solar Decathlon

    Solar generation earns Germany its second straight win; Illinois, California round out top three.

  • Team California’s Refract House

    The Solar Decathlon’s architectural stand-out brings a West Coast feel to water and energy conservation.

  • University of Illinois’ Gable Home

    The Illinois team's Solar Decathlon project meets Passive House Institute standards, requiring 80% less energy for heating and cooling than conventional homes.