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Date 24/04/2009
Type Competition
Sector Arts & leisure / Civic buildings / Education / Healthcare / Infrastructure / Landscape / Offices/Commercial / Religion / Residential / Retail / Sports / Urban design
Country United States
Posted By Lifecycle Building Challenge 
Language English 
Deadline 24/06/2009
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Summary Lifecycle Building Challenge competition 

Enter the third year of the Lifecycle Building Challenge competition, to shape the future of green building and facilitate local building materials reuse. Submit your innovative project, design, or idea for reducing to conserve construction and demolition materials and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by designing buildings for adaptability and disassembly.

Lifecycle building is designing buildings to facilitate disassembly and material reuse to minimize waste, energy consumption, and associated greenhouse gas emissions. Also known as design for disassembly and design for deconstruction, lifecycle building describes the idea of creating high-performance buildings today that are stocks of resources for the future.


  • Create designs that facilitate local building materials reuse
  • Consider the full lifecycle of buildings and materials-from resource extraction through occupancy and, finally, deconstruction and reuse
  • Focus on quality and creativity of designs and concepts
  • Develop strategies that maximize materials recovery
  • Reduce the overall embodied energy and greenhouse gas emissions of building materials through reuse
  • Decrease environmental and economic costs
  • Address real world issues

Click here to read Key Challenge Guides and additional resource materials.


Only residents of the United States and its territories are eligible.


December 15 2008: competition launches

March 1 2009: registration opens

August 30 2009: submission deadline

Fall 2009: winners recognised

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