The Sustainability and Resilience Jury reviews and evaluates team deliverables and the model home.
UC Irvine, OCC
Cal Poly Pomona
This entry had one of the most holistic and comprehensive approaches to sustainability and resilience on campus. There was a high level of construction details backed up by solid modeling and analysis.
High marks on resource, conservation, and upcycling. The combination of energyefficient home with ease of construction, ultra-insulation, and water-efficiency made this home sustainable. The use of upcycled paper into acoustic tiles and decorations was creative.
There was an interesting concept for a work-life co-habitat, and we appreciate the influences of Indian vernacular architecture. However, execution was not present for us to truly to make judgments on the sustainability and resilience of the house.
Community-driven mission statement combined with a holistic sustainable approach sets this entry apart. Overall, extremely impressive and well-integrated building with great execution, attention to detail, research, and documentation. Inclusion of passive-house strategies, including air-tightness, ERV, continuous insulation, and natural daylighting makes it the strongest contender.
Innovative wall construction based on research with lightweight, low embodied concrete enclosure system with a high R value. Off-site construction built under factory conditions minimizes construction waste and expedites build time.
High-end modern design home that is both comprehensive and innovative, packing a lot of sustainable features into a compact housing unit.
Interesting concept of an easily transportable foldout house, but lacking in resilient constructability techniques and sustainability features.
Highly creative concept of putting a house inside a greenhouse yields a scrappy, resourceful, and unique concept home with a broad range of custom design sustainable features. We especially appreciated the attention to water conservation through biological greywater treatment and rainwater harvesting and energy generation through cutting edge PV technologies.
Sustainability science is a relatively new discipline that focuses on interactions between humans, the environment, and engineered systems. The three main pillars of sustainability are environmental (the planet), social (people), and economic (prosperity). For this competition, sustainability emphasizes the design and construction of homes that meet today’s needs while recognizing the limitations of the physical, social, and natural resources currently available; in other words, without compromising the needs of future generations. Meeting today’s needs, as referenced here, includes the use of renewable energy, natural resources, and resiliency. This contest evaluates how well the model home’s design, systems, and components attain maximum reduction of negative environmental impact in all phases, including manufacturing, construction, use, and eventual decommissioning.
A jury of qualified professionals will assign an overall score for sustainability, long-term durability, and resilience. The jury will consider the team deliverables and perform an onsite evaluation of the model home. The jury will consider the following criteria:Sustainable Energy and Resources
Resilience, an important aspect of sustainability, is the ability of a building to be prepared for, absorb, recover from, and successfully adapt to adverse events it may encounter. Faced with unpredictable challenges such as climate change, forest fires, drought, earthquakes, environmental degradation, and health pandemics, teams must demonstrate how their homes address these challenges as resilient buildings. The jury will evaluate the home’s ability to provide indoor and outdoor fire warnings and protection, and to safely withstand and recover from natural disasters by maintaining critical operations during power disruptions that commonly occur and immediately after those events. The jury will consider the following criteria:
In addition to and separate from the score assigned to each team for the Sustainability and Resilience Contest, the jury will assign a score for innovation. This score will become one-fifth of the total score for the Innovation Contest. The jury will consider the following questions: