Stage 1A: UK Completion - January 31st, 2012
Stage 1B: UK Competition Finals, EcoBuild - March 21st, 2012
Stage 1 of the competition is split into two parts. The first is the open UK competition, the deadline for which is January 31st, 2012. Of all the projects submitted, between 6 and 8 entries will be selected as UK finalists to attend EcoBuild 2012.
This first stage of the competition (both 1A and 1B) calls for the design of a sustainable community according to ISOVER Multi-Comfort-House definition with Passivhaus components. For both Stage 1A and Stage 1B , the designs are expected to demonstrate Multi-Comfort House and Passivhaus thinking and design principles at a strategic level.
This may include considerations of building orientation, functional organisation, super-insulation, systems (such as MVHR), renewable energy sources, reduction of thermal bridges, facade transparency and opacity, technical facade details and U-values, passive and active solar gains, solar shading and more. However, this stage does not require student teams to establish Passive House Standard by PHPP and consideration of technical parameters for sound insulation (which will form part of stage 2 of the competition).
Judging Criteria for Stage 1 (both 1A and 1B*)
Judging Criteria 1: Design and Functional Concept
(1a) Idea & creative approach to the Trent Basin area
(1b) Functionality & quality of the formal design
(1c) Connection to the existing urban area
Judging Criteria 2: Multi-Comfort House
(2a) Application of ISOVER Multi-Comfort House and Passivhaus thinking and design principles to the community
Judging Criteria 3: Sustainability
(3a) Economical, ecological and social aspects of the future function and the impact of the design quality
(3b) Exposure & lighting concept
(3c) Green space design
(3e) Implementation of the renewable energy sources
* The criteria for Stage 1A and Stage 1B is identical, as outlined above.
Each team entry should be submitted online by 31st January 2011
The judging panel will evaluate all entires according to this criteria outlined above.
The panel will select the top 6-8 entries (final number TBC) who will compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place at the UK final judging event at EcoBuild.
Those EcoBuild finalists placed in 1st, 2nd or 3rd will be invited to compete in the International Final (Stage 2 of the competition)