For Immediate Release: May 28, 1997
Media Contact: Claudia Chandler -- 916 - 654 - 4989



Energy Commission Displays
Leading Edge Designs May 27-30



What:

Energy efficient architectural designs from around the world are on display in the Energy Commission's atrium as winners are chosen in the sixth annual Leading Edge Student Design Competition.

When:

Tuesday, May 27 through Friday, May 30, 1997. Entries are on display from 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. Final judging should be completed by 4:30 p.m., Thursday.


Where:

California Energy Commission atrium, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento.


Who:

A total of 66 submissions have been received from 150 architecture students at 33 schools in eight states and two foreign countries. First-place winners receive scholarships of $2,000, plus $1,000 for their school. Second-place winners receive a $1,000 scholarship.


Why:

Leading Edge encourages students to design projects and buildings that exceed California's stringent building energy standards by at least 20 percent. Separate design Challenges are issued to two-year and to four-year students.

This year's challenge, Building the Affordable American Dream Through Energy Efficiency, offers a real-life, production builder problem - a 2000-acre parcel in Lake Elsinore, California. Taking into consideration the solar orientation of the homes, two-year students are required to lay out a street in the proposed development and design a model home using state-of-the-art, energy efficient techniques and features.

Four-year students must design two energy efficient model homes and provide a site plan on a 25-acre parcel of the development.


For more information call Rob Schlichting at (916) 654-5159.



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