The Global Design Competition aims to collect a broad variety of design solutions for low carbon restaurants by any means possible, including but not limited to reduction in the need for electricity, food product choices, localized power generation and waste energy capture and reuse.
Toward this goal, entrants are encouraged to re-envision the kitchen and dining space, not as a room of separated appliances fulfilling individual functions, but as a whole functioning system of cooperating elements in which potential ambient energies such as passive solar light and heat and seasonal cold are utilized and waste energy and materials are recycled in the most efficient manner.
The primary consideration is elimination of the need for electricity in operations. The next priority is elimination of the need for energy in the manufacture of equipment and the site's building materials. The third priority, embodied carbon of the food and beverage products, will be included in the over all score as a separate aspect from the energy use in the kitchen and dining room.
A grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded to the winning design team.
The web address is www.globaldesigncompetition.com .