Better Building Prize 2012 is organized by Buro Happold. It is an engineering and consultancy company that focuses its activity mostly on the sustainable development of construction. The contest’s theme is Energy Optimization of Buildings. The task’s aim is to support the skills and the consciousness of responsibility for the natural environment of the students.
The contest task consists of suggesting changes in a model property. In this case it is a one-storey office building. Technical date, specifications and the most important information about the building will be made available to the participants. On their basis the participant will have to make calculations. They will also have to compare the energy consumption of the property before and after the changes.
The projects will be assessed with regard to the savings in energy consumption demonstrated in the project, the technical study, the clarity and exactitude of the calculations, the adopted additional solutions (influencing the users’ comfort) and the presentation of the contest project.
Students of master studies on technical universities and designers who have graduated not earlier than 3 years ago, residing on the territory of Poland, may participate in the contest.
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