Apr 11, 2012

Still Time to Enter DVGBC Sustainable Design Competition

Just a reminder that there is still time to enter this year's DVGBC Sustainable Design Competition. This year's competition program is to design an Adaptive Reuse Recreation Center out of existing sites right here in Philadelphia! Submissions are due April 30th and there will be a session at the Best of Greenbuild 2012 event to showcase the winning entrants.

This will interest students and young professionals seeking additional projects, or those outside the program that would like to test their design and sustainable strategy skills. Download the Program

About the SDC Program:
The City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department (PPR) currently oversees and operates approximately 160 recreation centers and facilities in the city of Philadelphia. Most of these recreation centers and facilities need repairs and modernization, and on-going maintenance. PPR is working with other departments and partners to make the recreation centers more energy efficient, while providing new programming and activities.

DVGBC has asked Parks & Recreation to identify four sites that meet the following criteria:
  • in need of repair/site improvement
  • easily accessible via mass-transit
  • opportunities for energy efficiency
Starting with an existing site, teams are asked to use adaptive reuse strategies and analysis to design their vision of what a recreation center can be for the community. Consider emphasizing one of three areas that will be strongly considered during judging:
  • Energy efficiency and conservation efforts
  • Stormwater management on the site and other sustainable landscaping features
  • Community outreach and education programs integrating the site specific connection

For more information, visit http://dvgbc.org/sustainable-design-competition.

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