Getting LA to Zero: Student Design Competition Registration

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 2:30pm PST to Friday, February 28, 2014 - 5:00pm PST
Los Angeles, CA

The Living Building Challenge Los Angeles Collaborative is hosting a “Getting L.A. to Zero” Competition, a call for innovation in three categories: Design, Product, and Strategy.

Who:  Undergraduate and Graduate students at institutions throughout all of Southern California

When:  Registration is open through February 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM PST and submissions are due by May 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM PST.  Finalists will be notified by May 12, 2014 and final presentations will take place on May 15, 2014 at 5:00 PM PST in Downtown Los Angeles.

Why:  “Imagine a building designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as a flower: a building informed by its bioregion’s characteristics, and that generates all of its own energy with renewable resources, captures and treats all of its water, and operates efficiently and for maximum beauty.  Imagine a city block or a college campus sharing resources from building to building, growing food, and functioning without a dependency on fossil fuel-based transportation.”

Prizes:  One winning team in each project category will receive $1,000.

Contact:  Matthew Johnston at

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