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Research student team receive award in the Architecture At Zero competition

17 February 2022

EZB House
EZB House

Abdulrahman Alymani, a PhD student in the Welsh School of Architecture and his team from UWE and Texas A&M have received an international award in the Architecture at Zero competition for their project Eco-Zero Bill Houses (EZB House).

Architecture at Zero is a design competition for decarbonization, equity and resilience, open to students and professionals worldwide. It serves to engage the fields of architecture, design, engineering and planning in the pursuit of sustainable design.

The 2021-22 competition challenged entrants to develop affordable housing for farmworker families in Visalia, California, one of the world’s most productive farming regions.

The team’s design, EZB house, aims to design affordable family housing for farmworkers with high energy efficiency, renewable energy and carbon reduction strategies. The design uses selective technologies and materials to reach a high level of eco-friendly housing. Several carbon reduction strategies are used such as material recycling and ecosystem irrigation. The houses were also designed with responsibly sourced timber frames or cross-laminated timber to offset carbon emissions.

Congratulations to the team!

Architecture at Zero is presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E); Southern California Edison (SCE); San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E); Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and the American Institute of Architects California (AIA CA). To find out more about the competition and to view all of the finalists please visit the website.

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