Sustainable Design Competition for New Orleans
In September of last year, the infamous Brad Pitt presented an idea to Global Green President Matt Petersen. This idea quickly became a feature project for the eco-organization, as well as the Hollywood star. Seeking to build a series of model green home projects for the redevelopment of New Orleans, the sustainable design competition has recieved over 100 entries from architects and designs from all over.
Applicants were directed to conceive a net-zero-energy apartment complex with integrated daycare facility for a 1.25-acre site in the city’s Lower Ninth Ward. To help visitors make informed voting decisions, web presentations of the finalists’ submissions will be accompanied by an explanation of sustainability criteria. The beginning of this week revealed the six finalists in the competition and public voting for the winner has begun. Want to have your say? Then click over to Global Green's website and vote for your favorite finalist! The winner will be announced August 30th.