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2019 Sustainable Design Challenge

April 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm CDT

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Join SCARCE and DuPage County Stormwater Management for the 13th Annual Sustainable Design Challenge.

This event is a free program that 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 and cash prizes in three areas: Best Overall LEED Design ($500), Best Stormwater Management Design ($250), and Best Energy Efficiency Design ($250).

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

Hear what students are saying:

See more from last year’s Sustainable Design Challenge.


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 sustainable building in a bid for cash prizes.

Cost: Participation is free and lunch is provided.

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

Download the Student Packet



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]

Thank you to our 2019 business sponsors!  


April 16, 2019
8:00 am - 2:30 pm CDT
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