James Montgomery, Associate Editor, RenewableEnergyWorld.com
October 14, 2013 | 2 Comments
Design and Build: Winners in Architecture, Engineering
Winner, Architecture: Czech Republic
Criteria for the Architecture category were scale and proportion of all the house's elements, elements, holistic design, integration and efficiency of light, and their design inspiration. The Czech Republic edged out Stevens by two points to take the top spot in architecture, followed by USC in third place.
Winner, Engineering: Ontario
Homes judged for their engineering prowess had five criteria: functionality (did energy and HVAC systems work), efficiency (how much would it save in a year), innovation (are the approaches unique, with market potential), and reliability (how long will they operate and requiring how much maintenance). Team Ontario came away as best in engineering, followed by the Czech Republic in second place, and a three-way tie for third between Austria, UNCC, and UNLV.