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2020 Sustainable Design Challenge

April 21 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT

| Free

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Join SCARCE and DuPage County Stormwater Management for the 14th 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 Desigbulbsdcn ($500), Best Stormwater Management Design ($250), and Best Energy Efficiency Design ($250).

Open to the public from 9am-11am! Support our local youth and learn about their innovative projects.

Hear what participants 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 with local professionals in environmental fields

View applicable Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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 carrie@scarce.org

Thank you to our 2020 business sponsors!

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SCARCE is closed through April 30th to align with recommendations related to COVID-19. More Info