Multicomfort house student contest
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FAQ

Who will pay for the transport and travel expenses?

At the contest's first national stage, the submission costs shall be borne by the participants.

At the second international stage of the contest, the forwarding of the project documentation for the final gala shall be carried out by the respective national ISOVER, IZOCAM or CertainTeed Company. Furthermore ISOVER (or the respective IZOCAM or CertainTeed organization) bears the entire amount of travel costs, as well as the costs of accommodation and lodging for the participants at the international gala.

Who will evaluate the projects?

At the first national stage of the contest, a national jury consisting of representatives from ISOVER and participating universities will select the three winning teams per country which will take part at the second stage of the contest.
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At the second stage an independent international jury will nominate the three international winners. The international jury will consist of experts in building physics, passive house buildings and architects.

How is the competition organized?

The competition will have two stages:

The first stage is a national contest in each respective country, where the three best entries will be chosen. The first, second and third place submissions will receive an award at the presentation ceremony. Furthermore they will take part in the international final, the second stage of the contest.

The national winning teams and their professor(s) will then be invited to the second international stage of the contest. During this event, the participating projects will be displayed for inspection and discussion.

In the course of the international jury meetings, the participants will have the opportunity to give a five-minute presentation to the jury covering the basic ideas behind their project. These presentations will be followed by the jury's deliberations and the award ceremony for the winners.

How many ISOVER products should I use for my project?

ISOVER solutions should be preferred in your projects. The amount of ISOVER products used is not as important as fulfilling the criteria of the MULTICOMFORT HOUSE definition.

More information to the MULTICOMFORT HOUSE is given under 'Multi-Comfort House' > 'Concept'.
 

How can I participate? How do I make my submission?

After the kick off lectures at your university about the "ISOVER MultiComfort House Planning Principles and Solutions" you will coordinate the submission of your project with the mentoring of your professor and your national ISOVER, IZOCAM or CertainTeed organization.

For the national stage submissions please check with your local contact.

For the international submissions the rules are presented in the contest task -
http://www.isover-students.com/content/view/206/278/.

When do I have to make my submission?

Please contact your local ISOVER, IZOCAM or CertainTeed organisation and you will be provided with all the data concerning the deadlines for your national stage.

The data for the international stage are the ones mentioned in the contest task.

You will meet the local ISOVER or CertainTeed organisation at the kick off lectures at your university. Furthermore their contact details can be found under 'Contacts' > 'ISOVER and CertainTeed Organisations'.

Can I participate without any mentoring from my university?

If you would like to submit a project, but your university is not participating in the contest yet, you can propose the idea to your school faculty and then contact your local ISOVER or CertainTeed organization for further details on how to proceed.
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The contact details to your local ISOVER and CertainTeed organisations can be found under 'Contacts' > 'ISOVER  and CertainTeed Organisations'.
 

Who can participate?

You can participate in the MULTICOMFORT HOUSE STUDENTS CONTEST if you are a student of architecture, design or construction engineering at one of the participating universities. The participating universities as well as the ISOVER, IZOCAM and CertainTeed Companies are listed under 'Contacts' > 'ISOVER, IZOCAM and CertainTeed Organisations' and 'Contacts' > 'Participating Universities'.
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Participation may be possible as an individual or in teams of up to three students. Each participant/ team is limited to submitting one project from one country.

What is the objective of the ISOVER Students Contest?

The objective of the competition is to integrate a creative approach to the concept of energy-efficient construction at the passive-house level.

In the course of the competition, lectures on the subject of "Passive-House Planning and Construction" will be held at your universities. The Documentation about the MULTICOMFORT HOUSE design principles will be provided by the local ISOVER, IZOCAM and CertainTeed organisations.

The contact details for your local ISOVER, IZOCAM and CertainTeed organisation can be found under http://www.isover-students.com/content/view/91/133/.

Why should I participate in the MULTICOMFORT HOUSE STUDENTS CONTEST?

There are a lot of reasons for participating in the MULTICOMFORT HOUSE STUDENTS CONTEST

The MULTICOMFORT HOUSE STUDENTS CONTEST offers the possibility to expand your knowledge about energy efficient planning, construction and modernization.

Furthermore the MULTICOMFORT HOUSE STUDENTS CONTEST can be seen as an excellent platform to get in touch with different experts in building physics, for passive house buildings and architects.

At the international stage of the MULTICOMFORT HOUSE STUDENTS CONTEST you will meet students from all over the world and you can exchange your ideas and experiences of energy efficiency, architecture and culture.

The best projects will be presented in a publication about the contest and the winning projects.

The best participants will also receive prizes for their proposals for both the national and the international stage of the contest.