Race to Zero Student Design Competition

Spring 2018
Spring 2017
Jason Brown
ARCH 8903-JB

This independent study is dedicated to completing Georgia Tech’s entry to the US Department of Energy’s Race to Zero 2018 Student Design Competition. A team of students will ultimately produce a design for a net-zero ready building according to the DoE’s requirements and present this to industry experts at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colorado in late April 2018. This design will be documented at a level that it could be handed to a general contractor as-is for construction; this will have an emphasis on architectural detailing in addition to financial and technical analysis. With the US buildings sector responsible for roughly 40% of national energy use and national carbon dioxide emissions, achieving economic and marketable net-zero housing can be expected to contribute significantly to climate change mitigation.

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