Zerofootprint reskinning competition now the ZEROprize
Zerofootprint has announced that its Building Re-skinning Competition, launched in May 2009, is being revamped as the ZEROprize. In a message sent out today, the company noted, "When Zerofootprint launched the Building Re-Skinning Competition in May of 2009, we knew it would capture the attention of global practitioners, media, and the public while also advancing interest in re-skinning and retrofitting technologies. It succeeded."
Zerofootprint's offices have been inundated with questions, comments and suggestions with respect to the competition, which led to the rebranding of the contest.
"The ZEROprize will be awarded to the first re-skinned and retrofitted building of a certain size to achieve a net zero footprint while operating for a minimum of
one year," says the company's statement. "The challenge is clear and uses as its model the successful "X" prize won in 2004. We want the ZEROprize to capture the imagination of a generation and inspire new solutions for an immense environmental problem."
In addition to the ZEROprize—which can be submitted at any time—the supporting Zerofootprint Re-Skinning Award will be offered every year. The Zerofootprint Re-Skinning Award is meant to attract state-of-the-art retrofitted and re-skinned buildings that are exceptional, but do not meet the performance standards of the ZEROprize.
The Re-Skinning Award entry date is now January 10, 2010.
For more about the ZEROprize, click here. For more about the Zerofootprint Re-skinning Award, click here.