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Lifecycle Building Challenge


Note: these are guidelines for the 2009 competition, and are posted for informational purposes only.




In addition, entrants may also register for Innovation Awards:

Who Should Participate?



How to Enter

All entries must be submitted on-line. To minimize waste and conserve paper, no hard copy submissions will be accepted. Upload your entry on this website. Use your contestant number to log on.

Entry Requirements





Questions and Answers

Contestants are encouraged to ask questions via email concerning competition details. For the benefit of contestants, we will post common questions and answers on the Challenge website.


Upon registering for this competition, all competitors agree to waive any and all claims against the sponsors and cooperating agencies which may result from the participation in the Lifecycle Building Challenge.

All entries received will be considered public information. Entrants are responsible for the protection of any intellectual property or copyright associated with their entry by patent or other means.

Entries submitted should be the original work of the participant or team.

By registering, the entrants agree that the Challenge Committee and partners shall have the unlimited right to publish and exhibit and otherwise use all entries and materials submitted by competition participants through any means of communication, including, but not limited to publication, presentation, display, and electronic posting for an indefinite period of time. All submitted materials will become the property of Lifecycle Building Challenge and will be considered for inclusion on the Lifecycle Building Challenge website. Submitted materials will not be returned.

The use of these materials is at the Committee and partners own discretion and without compensation to the entrant. Entries may also be used as an educational resource.

The Lifecycle Building Challenge Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry. We are not liable for lost, misdirected, late or substantially incomplete entries. There is no guarantee that submitted entries will be displayed online.

The Conference Committee, EPA, AIA, CHPS, WCG, and Green Building in Alameda County do not necessarily endorse or approve of the policies or products of any of the entrants and no official endorsement should be inferred by an agency or organization's participation in the Competition.

Submitting participants must notify their clients of the program requirements prior to entering.