9th Annual Green Design Conference and Competition at Pennsylvania State University

9th Annual Green Design Conference and Competition at Pennsylvania State University

Green Design Conference, STS Program, Penn State University


The 9th Annual Green Design Competition and Conference:

Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th, 2002.

Beaux Arts Ball: A Costume Competition

8 PM-midnight Saturday April 6th, 2002


Green design aims to reduce environmental damage by lowering environmental discharges, minimising the use of non-renewable resources, and reducing the use of renewable resources to sustainable levels. This design competition embraces those basic ideas by showcasing projects of green designs in Architecture, Engineered House Systems, Landscapes and Gardens, Community Design and Ecological Innovations in the form of hands-on, interactive displays. The theme for the 2002 conference is "Greening the Dream House". Sizeable cash prizes will be awarded in ten categories, described in full on the website.


The winning projects will be displayed at the Kunkle Activities Center located at Penn State University, State College, PA. The competition is in conjunction with The Green Design Conference, which features workshops in green design on The Strawbale House, The Timberframe House, The Passive Solar House, etc. Further, James Wine will be the keynote speaker on Sunday, discussing "Visionary Green Architecture".

The Beaux Arts Ball will be held on Saturday evening featuring regional food, live music and dancing. Prizes will be awarded for the most creative costumes using natural/recycled material, color: green.

For more information, including design criteria and applicant form (for the competition) or registration form (to attend the conference), visit http://www.psu.edu/dept/cs

Sponsored by: The Bowers Fund; The Science, Technology, and Society Program; the PA Space Grant Consortium and The Center for Sustainability at The Pennsylvania State University.

Related Link: 9th Annual Green Design Conference and Competition website

For more information contact:

blakslee frederick
Green Design Conference, STS Program, Penn State University
102 Old Botany Building
University Park
PA 16802

Phone: 8148652223
Email: [email protected]
Web: http://www.psu.edu/dept/cs

Posted February 26, 2002

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