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2018 Sustainable Design Challenge

April 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:15 pm CDT

| Free

Register Your Team!                       Sponsorship Information

Join SCARCE and DuPage County Stormwater Management for the 12th Annual Sustainable Design Challenge. This event challenges high school students to design a building model of their choice with the latest in sustainable features. Similar to a science fair, students present their project to professionals from environmental design fields and compete for top scores in three areas: Best Overall LEED Design, Best Stormwater Management Design, and Best Energy Efficiency Design.

Projects will be on display and open to the public from 9am-11am. 

The Challenge

Who: Up to 10 teams of students from each high school in DuPage County are invited to tackle this challenge.

Goal:  Design and construct a model of a building  that meets LEED criteria for sustainable buildings in a bid for cash prizes.

The day of the event, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Present their project to the public & a panel of judges
  • Tour the DuPage County campus to learn about sustainable design and infrastructure
  • Explore sustainability careers through interaction with professionals in the field


Please note: The registration deadline has been extended to Friday, April 6th. Submissions will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.


Download the Student Packet


Winners will be announced after the event. Awards will be presented at the DuPage County Board meeting at 10am on May 8th.

Teachers: Interested in having your students participate? Download the Teacher Info Packet Have questions? Contact us

Professionals: Interested in being a judge? Want to sponsor the event? Contact [email protected]   

Learn more and watch a video about the Sustainable Design Challenge.

Press release 02/23/2018

Thank You to our 2018 Business Sponsors!


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