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Architecture Students, Don't Miss This! Dow Design To Zero Competition Has Inspired Program

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:12 AM
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Every time the Solar Decathlon rolls around I admire the ingenuity and all the green gizmos, but wonder about the applicability to real life situations. Particularly as we learn how important location and density are to energy conservation and real green design, they seem less and less relevant. When I got the press release from Dow about their Design To Zero competition , I expected more of the same, particularly when it quoted the director of Business development at Dow: "Having this type of global collaboration and input is also a wonderful way to find creative approaches to incorporating energy efficiency and solar capabilities into a home. The aesthetics are becoming more important for consumers who want to live more sustainably, but don't want their lifestyle or home to be compromised, so it will be especially exciting to see the blend of art and science in these near zero designs." But when you actually read the rules, it is much, much more than just about being pretty. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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