DesignByMany and media partner ArchDaily are pleased to announce the “Low Cost, Low Energy House” by sustainable.TO as the winning design for the Passive House for New Orleans competition. The competition challenged both students and professionals to design a passive house for New Orleans focusing on key components of The Passive House Standard and the 2030 Challenge which has influenced the Better Buildings Initiative issued by President Obama. More on the results of this competition after the break.
“The Low Cost, Low Energy House, is an incredibly thoughtful and viable response to the goals of this challenge,” said David Fano, partner, CASE. “With the knowledge of participants from across the globe coming together to tackle this challenge through great submissions like Low Cost, Low Energy House, the hope is that design professionals will walk away with new ideas that can help move the industry forward and inform future building projects in a positive way.” Low Cost, Low Energy House was chosen by a select group of judges, including: David Basulto, co-founder of Archdaily; Katrin Klingenberg, executive director and lead designer at e-co lab and co-founder the Passive House Institute United States (PHIUS); Alejandra Lillo, co-founder of Undisclosable; Corey Saft, assistant professor in the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette; and Trey Trahan, FAIA, President and Principal-in-Charge of Trahan Architects. For winning the HP-supported challenge, sustainable.TO will take home an HP Designjet T2300 PostScript eMFP, the industry’s first web-connected large-format printer with print, scan and copy functionality. This printer lets users print from and scan directly to the web without a computer and preview projects through the large-format industry’s only color touchscreen interface, now with direct access to HP ePrint & Share, a free cloud-based solution. Highlighted below are projects that earned 2nd – 5th place in the voting by the judges. All of the projects are posted on DesignByMany, where the designers have shared their source files.