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USGBC Opens Multifamily Design Competition

The USGBC contest focuses on this historic New Orleans school building; entrants must come up with a plan to rehabilitate and add to the building in a way that could achieve LEED for Homes Platinum certification.

Photo: Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans

by Paula MeltonThe U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is seeking entries through July 1, 2011 for a Multifamily Midrise Design Competition. The contest centers on a historic New Orleans school building that was damaged in a 2008 fire. Entries must follow the LEED for Homes rating system for multifamily midrise buildings, be designed with Autodesk software, and incorporate:

• a gut renovation of the historic school building

• an addition to the building

• 50% residential space

• spaces for commercial use

• community resources and space for provision of community services

• an education plan for building occupants regarding energy and water use

• the ability to achieve LEED Platinum certification

The winner of the competition will be announced at the 2011 Greenbuild conference in Toronto.

For more information

U.S. Green Building Council


Published May 18, 2011

Melton, P. (2011, May 18). USGBC Opens Multifamily Design Competition. Retrieved from

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