The content for this article was originally featured in Green Building & Design Magazine on November 8, 2021.
Story at a glance:
- PHIUS recognized the winners on Oct. 14, 2021, at the annual Design Awards ceremony in Tarrytown, New York.
- Entrants were judged on energy performance, design, craftsmanship, use of healthy materials, cost effectiveness, and more.
From colorful exteriors to warm, wooden walls, the results for the 2021 Passive Design Competition are inspiring.
The PHIUS design competition recognized the winners at the annual Design Awards ceremony during PhiusCon 2021 in Tarrytown, New York. Now in its seventh year, this juried competition recognizes exemplary passive building projects of all types and climate zones.
This year’s volunteer judges were Cynthia Suarez Harris, Tim McDonald, Michelle Tinner, John Woelfing, Michael Ingui, Michelle Apigian, and Katrin Klingenberg. The awards ceremony was hosted by Karan Gupta and Michelle Apigian.
The competition awarded winner and honorable mention designations in the following categories: Single-Family, Multifamily, Affordable, Commercial/Institutional, Retrofit Commercial/Institutional, School, and Source Zero. Winners of Best Overall Project and Best Project by a Young Professional (Under 35) were also recognized.
Competition entries were judged on their strength in the following categories: energy performance, design, craftsmanship, use of healthy materials, level of difficulty for the given climate and site, and cost effectiveness of the affordable projects.