Race to Zero Competition

Golden, Colorado – It was announced today that Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture team “gt.5” is the Design Solution Category Winner and Construction Documents Jury Award Winner in the 1st Annual DOE Race to Zero Competition. The awards recognize the team’s efforts in integrating optimizations into design and their advanced software usage.   

Twenty-eight university teams from U.S. and Canada competed to develop cost-effective zero energy ready homes for mainstream builders. On April 26 and 27 these teams presented their innovative designs aimed to transform housing in America. These innovations will be incorporated into the DOE and NREL effort to fight climate change.

The design of Prototype 5 by Team gt.5 was developed by a diverse team from the High Performance Building Lab under the guidance of Professor Godfried Augenbroe. With a clear mandate to show tightly integrated design, simulation, optimization and building science, the team produced a highly modern, performance based design. Prototype 5demonstrates Georgia Tech's leadership in guiding advanced design solutions through building science and computation.