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New Orleans Design Competition for AAU’s 2030 Group February 12, 2010

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We were thinking that this competition might be an interesting one that everyone could get involved in.  USGBC’s 2010 Natural Talent Design Competition will for the first time be one national project challenge, focusing on LEED for Homes, affordable housing, universal design, and functionality for elderly occupants.  Qualifying submissions should not exceed 880 square feet,$100,000 in construction costs, and must meet the requirements of LEED for Homes Platinum certification.

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2030 Challenge Information February 12, 2010

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The following is a brief overview compiled from Architecture 2030 materials. For more information go to www.architecture2030.org


Presentation – Global Ecology Research Center February 12, 2010

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On the first meeting (Thursday the 18th at 6:30 in room 201) there will be a slideshow presentation and discussion on the Global Ecology Research Center in Stanford.  Below is a link to a PDF that contains information on this LEED certified building:


Your Officers February 12, 2010

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Emergency Shelters for Haiti Design Competition February 12, 2010

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Looking for simple effective and appropriate design solutions that tackle the idea of temporary emergency pop-up shelters.  Doors close on February 28th, so get your submissions in!

Mission Statement February 12, 2010

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The 2030 challenge is a dedication to the education and practice of sustainable green architecture with the ultimate goal of carbon neutral buildings by the year 2030. Buildings produce 40% of the earth’s carbon footprint and it is our duty as future architects/designers to learn the strategies we can employ to reduce this waste. Any student involved in this group would be making a commitment during their studies and future practice to attain the goals of the 2030 challenge.

The 2030 group would attain these goals through:

  • A discussion group that examines current topics, studio projects, and precedent case studies about the 2030 challenge and LEED certified projects
  • Presentations by local architects about projected and built LEED projects
  • Student Competitions involved in Sustainable Design
  • Development of a 2030 proposal for 601 Brannan that would include long term goals as well as short term solutions
  • Design strategies for the Solar Decathlon
  • A Student operated LEED study group that will prepare students interested in associate LEED certification prior to graduation