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Building Envelope: Zerofootprint’s Re-Skinning Award deadline fast approaching

Zerofootprint is offering the Re-Skinning Award to showcase the most successful building retrofitting projects of the year. The purpose of the award is to stimulate market-disrupting improvements in the design and development of retrofitting and re- skinning technologies. These are the newly evolving technologies and building systems that improve the energy efficiency and livability of older buildings. Upgrading our existing inventory of energy-wasting buildings will help reinvent our cities while making them more livable.

The Re-Skinning award is offered to architects, engineers, developers, and building owners who push the innovation boundaries of green retrofitting technologies. Either individually or in teams, prize-winners are those people who create replicable solutions that take older, energy-inefficient buildings like apartment towers and commercial high-rises and implement design solutions that move them closer to net zero footprint performance.

In March 2010, the first Re-Skinning Award winners will be announced to the world’s press at the World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro.

The submission deadline is February 22, 2010. For more information visit thezeroprize.com/re-skinning-award/