Local Firms Support High School Sustainable Design Competition

May 10 2021

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Each year SCARCE’s Sustainable Design Challenge inspires DuPage County high school students to harness their creativity and research skills to make a cutting edge eco-friendly building in a bid for cash prizes. Not only is it a great hands-on project, students also get the opportunity to learn from real-life architects, engineers, and designers. All this is possible thanks to the support of local businesses from sustainable design fields. Their involvement makes this program stand out as a unique opportunity that inspires and engages the next generation of design professionals while promoting environmental awareness and education.

Learn more about a few of our 2021 Sustainable Design Challenge sponsors below.

Wight & Company

Wight & Company is recognized as a leader in sustainable and net zero energy buildings, having been the first firm to receive Green Firm Certification from the Sustainable Performance Institute in 2011. Wight is committed to the relentless pursuit of resources, technologies, and practices that positively transform the experience of all clients, that support human health and well-being, that are mindful our resources are not infinite, that are inclusive and welcome all, that are economically sound, and that ensure we are good stewards of our planet.

Notable achievements include designing Bolingbrook High School, the first Illinois public high school to receive LEED certification, and Prairie Athletic Recreation Center, the first recreation center in the U.S. to receive Passive House U.S. and Source Zero Certifications from PHIUS.  In 2021, the Wight-designed Adlai E. Stevenson High School East Building Addition became the first verified Net Zero Energy building in Illinois as acknowledged by the New Buildings Institute, as well as certification as the first Living Architecture Performance Tool (LAPT) Platinum project in the world.

Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd

Christopher B. Burke Engineering (CBBEL) is unique among consulting engineering and surveying firms in that we are a full-service company that can comprehensively meet the needs of both private and public sector clients. Guided by founder and CEO Christopher B. Burke, our “family business” corporate philosophy allows for a level of personal service that provides peace of mind. Our Illinois based staff of 205 and expansive list of specializations—civil, municipal, transportation, water resource, mechanical, structural, construction, traffic, and environmental engineering and environmental resource services—provide professionalism and a depth of expertise that promote project success.

We are committed to delivering consistently accurate, timely, and cost-effective solutions to a wide range of engineering and environmental challenges. Our staff consists of experienced and responsive professionals who strive to provide engineering, surveying, and environmental services on a personal level.

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