2013 -14 STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION 2013 -14 STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION

NET-ZERO ENERGY DESIGNS FOR HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS

2013 -14 STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION

  • PRESS RELEASE: CITY OF HOLYOKE

    September 10, 2013: Holyoke the Focus of Design Innovation Challenge

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  • RESIDENTIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION DESIGN CHALLENGE

    15 Properties Adjacent to Carlos Vega Park, Holyoke MA

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  • COMMERCIAL NEW CONSTRUCTION DESIGN CHALLENGE

    84 Sargent Street, Holyoke MA; The Parson’s Paper Site

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  • RESIDENTIAL RENOVATION DESIGN CHALLENGE

    Property at 123 Pine Street, Holyoke MA; The Alpine

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  • COMMERCIAL RENOVATION DESIGN CHALLENGE

    Property at 1 Cabot Street, Holyoke MA; 200,000 SF Mill Building.

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Overview

To engage the next generation of designers and engineers in the key energy issues and strategies of the day, NESEA sponsors an annual design competition for college and university students. The target participants include college, university and building science design programs in the 10 states in NESEA’s region from Maine to Washington D.C., plus the Eastern Canadian Provinces. In 2013-14 we have 9 colleges and universities and 17 teams competing across the four divisions.

One of the earliest planned industrial cities in the U.S., Holyoke, Massachusetts was built to harness the potential energy of the Connecticut River at Hadley Falls in the 19th century. NESEA calls on student designers to envision ways Holyoke could lead the way as a sustainable city of the 21st century by using renewable energy to fuel an economic revitalization.

Design Challenge

Design cost-effective super-insulated and net zero energy (post-carbon) proposals that have high aesthetic value to promote acceptance and adoption by owners, developers and the public.

RESIDENTIAL

COMMERCIAL

NEW CONSTRUCTION

I. Multiple parcels facing Carlos Vegas Park between Hamilton, Clemente, and South East St.

II. 84 Sargeant Street; the Parson’s Paper site (4 acres)

RENOVATION

III. 123 Pine Street, a.k.a. “The Alpine”

IV. 1 Cabot Street; 200,000 SF mill building

Four Competition Divisions: Design Challenges selected by the City of Holyoke, MA

These design-challenge properties were selected from among a great many potential projects with strategic economic and social interest to Holyoke and are owned by or available to the City.

Current Participants

Colleges and Universities in the 2013-14 Competition

NENESEA Student Design CompetitionWhich just completed in February 2014

Evaluation

NESEA Student Design CompetitionFinal submissions will include two 24”x36” boards, a written narrative, an energy summary including the projected EUI/SF/year, and a projected build-cost summary.  A panel of judges will evaluate the submissions in five interconnected categories:

  • Design Excellence and Aesthetic Appeal
  • Net Zero: Energy Use Reduction
  • Net Zero: On-Site Energy Generation
  • Net Zero: Economic Viability
  • Fit and Impact to the Surrounding Community

Timeline

August 19, 2013

Announcement of Competition

November 30, 2013

Registration Due

FEBRUARY 3, 2014

Submissions Due

February 21, 2014

Team Results Announced to Each Individual Team

March 5, 2014

BE14 – Exhibition & Awards Ceremony

Awards

  • NESEA Student Design CompetitionFirst place prizes for each of the four Divisions: Up to 2 hotel rooms (double occupancy) & up to 4 Two-day passes for BE14 in Boston in March, plus a cash award of $1,000.
  • Second & third place prizes for each of the four Divisions: Up to 4 Two-day passes for BE14 in Boston in March, plus a cash award of $500 for 2nd place, $250 for 3rd place.
  • Honorable mentions

Please see the Design Guide for more details on the Design-Challenges.

Competition Judges

  • Jonathan Knowles, Associate Professor of Architecture, Rhode Island School of Design
  • David Madigan, VP, van Zelm Heywood & Shadford, Inc.
  • Maureen Mahle, VP and Director of SWA’s Sustainable Housing Services , Steven Winter Associates, Inc.
  • Erik Olsen, Managing Partner, Transsolar, Inc.
  • Paul Popinchalk, Facilities Energy Engineer, Mathworks
  • Bill Reed, Architect, Regenesis Group, Inc.
  • Aaron Vega, MA State Representative and Chairman of the Holyoke City Council Redevelopment Committee

Sponsors

Generous support of the 2013-14 NESEA Student Design Competition has been provided by the Barr Foundation and the National Grid Foundation

2013-2014 Sponsors

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