Zero Carbon Challenge - Winner Unveiled
Team Collaborative Future has taken out the title of winner of Australia’s first zero carbon sustainable house design and build competition - a partnership project between the Land Management Council and the Integrated Design Commission.
Team Collaborative Future were one of four finalist teams tasked with designing a zero carbon home, taking into account key elements such as the embodied energy of a building, future emissions, livability, affordability and adaptability.
As winners Team Collaborative Future will now bring their concept of a zero carbon home to life by building their design on Lot 61 at Lochiel Park Green Village in Campbelltown.
Members of the public were also able to vote for their favourite design in a ‘People’s Choice Award’ with all four designs being displayed at the State Library for the last two weeks. Team Collaborative Future also took out this award.
The Zero Carbon Challenge builds on a tradition of environmental leadership in South Australia and promotes clean sustainable technologies. It does this by harnessing the design intelligence of architects and the experience of South Australian builders who are committed to setting a 'new norm' for sustainable living.
Achieving a genuinely sustainable urban form will take a joint effort between industry, government, and the research sector. But most importantly, a willing and enthusiastic South Australian public.
When the Integrated Design Commission first spoke with the Land Management Council about a house that achieved zero carbon for materials and operation, it was absolutely about kicking open the door on innovation in South Australian housing.
Since then, this project has attracted interest from the Federal government, the CSIRO, Green Building Council and other states.
The Zero Carbon Challenge is about finding solutions to a problem shared across the developed world - sustainable housing, and sustainable living.
Adelaide's urban future needs more sustainable housing. Our 30 Year Plan puts at the top the need for a more compact and carbon efficient urban form that's affordable and that engages the community.
That's what the Zero Carbon Challenge was all about: a low carbon house that is no more than the median house price, and is desirable.
Team Collaborative Future and the three other finalists have provided a real glimpse of what is achievable if we try.
Stay tuned for regular updates on the building progress of Team Collaborative Future’s zero carbon home.