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Buildings 2014

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Mar 9, 2014 08:00 EDT - Jul 20, 2014 11:59 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jul 21, 2014 12:00 EDT - Aug 5, 2014 08:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
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Aug 5, 2014 08:01 EDT - Aug 16, 2014 11:59 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Aug 16, 2014 08:00 EDT - Sep 3, 2014 12:59 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Sep 3, 2014 12:00 EDT - Oct 2, 2014 12:00 EDT
Winners awarded
Winners are announced for the Judges’ and Popular Choice Awards

Oct 2, 2014 12:01 EDT
How can we increase building energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

The IPCC estimates that buildings will account for over 25 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 and that nearly half of these emissions can be avoided at modest cost. This contest seeks proposals on how emissions from buildings can be reduced, with a focus on increasing energy efficiency.

9 Proposals
May 11, 2015
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As high performance green buildings increase in complexity, operators do not have the skills to maintain buildings and achieve energy goals.
Aug 16, 2014
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Climate adaptive energy conserving commercial building envelopes with analytical tool COFA:Climate Optimized Fenestration Assembly.
Aug 15, 2014
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Unless ‘sufficiency’ is addressed with same rigour as ‘efficiency’, energy usage is inadvertently increased resulting in a rebound effect.
Aug 15, 2014
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Using Existing Governance to make retrofitting enhanced Energy Efficiency into Existing Buildings, Easy.
Aug 11, 2014
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Stop Waiting: Lighting uses 20% or more of a building’s electricity, and LEDs save 50% on energy and last longer than traditional lights.
Aug 11, 2014
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greEntrance – the software helping real estate companies to find the most efficient green building rating system for their individual needs.
Aug 10, 2014
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If an outsider could collect 100% of the savings of creating an energy efficient building. It would create a market for this kind of work.
Jul 18, 2014
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Gamification of houses and communities to bet on reducing energy use with the reward of 25 times the bet and star house award from BEE.
Jul 16, 2014
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Green Spot Project: informs with real-time data, empowers through participation, and greens your space by tracking positive progress