DuPage County, SCARCE Award Sustainable Design Challenge Top Prizes
their monthly meeting on Tuesday, the DuPage County Stormwater Management
Committee held an awards ceremony to honor the top groups from this year’s 13th
annual Sustainable Design Challenge.
“It’s an honor for myself, along with
other DuPage County Board members, to recognize all of the hard work the
students and teachers put into these designs,” said DuPage County Stormwater
Management Committee Chairman Jim Zay. “I was thoroughly impressed by all of
the projects this year, and especially by those awarded today.”
by DuPage County Stormwater Management, SCARCE coordinates the annual event,
which encourages students to construct building and landscape models using
environmental and water-friendly design practices. Local professionals working in
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields served as judges
for the event, evaluating the students’ designs, presentations and innovation.
winning groups were:
- Ben Fusco and Chiara Biddle, Glenbard
East High School, for Overall LEED Design;
- Paulina Stachura, Addison Trail High
School, for Best Stormwater Design; and
- Adrian Zhuang, Milosh Dragojevic,
Paul Nicoli and Ariela Asllani, York Community High School, for Best
Energy Efficiency Design.
honorable mentions were:
- Braedan Johnson, Steve Perch, Brad
Huber and Andrew Pizza, Wheaton-Warrenville South High School, for LEED
- Alek Malone, Dori Burkhart, Emma
Baroni and Bry Lee, Hinsdale Central High School, for Stormwater Design;
- Justin Davis, Hinsdale South High
School, for Energy Efficiency Design.
“The fact that each of the top designs hailed from a
different school demonstrates the creativity and commitment our local teachers bring
to STEM education throughout DuPage County,” added Zay.
13th annual Sustainable Design Challenge, which took place on April
16, featured more than 30 student groups presenting models of their designs and
explaining the design elements that made their building sustainable. These
elements included renewable energy sources such as solar panels and wind turbines, and
water conservation elements such as native plant landscaping, rain barrels and
other green infrastructure for stormwater management.
For more information about the Sustainable Design Challenge and past
projects, please visit https://www.scarce.org/event/2019-sustainable-design-challenge/.
Date Posted: Friday, May 10, 2019