West Coast Green and the Building Materials Reuse Assoc., along with the EPA and AIA, are sponsoring a design competition called the LifeCycle Building Challenge:

The purpose of the Challenge is to change how people think about, design, and construct and deconstruct buildings. By contributing to a library of strategies that maximize materials recovery and reduce environmental and economic costs, contestants can advance building industry lifecycle planning, inspiring the green building movement to look beyond a single iteration of a building. Because buildings take a major toll on the environment, the Challenge calls upon its contestants to address real world issues.

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The contest has a professional and student tier with 3 categories for entries:

  • Building: an entire building from foundation to roof
  • Component: a single building assembly, system, or connector
  • Service: a tool, method, or other idea

Entries are due April 15, so put on your thinking caps.

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