A: We will be using Cadmium CD again for the Awards Programs in 2017. Please note that once you have created a profile and entered your project name you are registered. All tasks must be completed in order to have your submission accepted. Also, in 2014, we started requiring the Performance Data worksheet with all submittals. We learned a great deal about the process, and have made improvements to the form. We understand the complexity of trying to present metrics for different building types and are happy to help you.
A: Your “Entry Number” is actually your “Abstract ID Number.” To find your Abstract ID Number, you must first register. The registration link is found at the top and bottom of our Design Awards submittal guidelines page. Click on the link, then click on the “Join Now” button to begin your first submission. Upon joining, you will be emailed an access code which will allow you to access your submittal at any time prior to the due date. Whenever you access your submittal, you will see a number at the top labeled “Abstract ID.” That is the number that you will be utilizing. Note: each individual submission has its own Abstract ID Number.
A: Please make sure you turn in only two files: one 20-pg PDF entry and one Concealed ID document in Word format.
A: No: each entry still may not exceed 8MB.
A: No. The first page of your entry should only include:
A: Yes, unless you are your own client. In this case, please exclude your name and your firm name.
A: If the project you are entering has its exact name on a sign, wall, overpass, door, or anything of that nature, there is nothing that you can do about it. If you attempted to white out or to blur the graphic, it would obviously distort any corresponding pictures, and would be aesthetically unpleasing to a Juror. When we talk about anonymity, we are speaking about anything that is written out (i.e. in the Project Narrative). The Firm Name or Project Name should not be written out anywhere on the submission.
A: No, you should not reference the campus name on your submittal. Speak very broadly, using terms such as “the college,” “the campus,” “the institution,” “the University,” etc. As stated in the above Question, if the campus name is on one of the buildings/walls/benches/structures/stadiums, etc., you cannot do anything to change the name visibility. Just make sure to maintain the level of anonymity within your writing.
A: There should be no mention of either Firm or project name.
A: You may submit up to 10 images. You may caption the images, but limit the description to 1-2 sentences.
A: We suggest using, to the best degree you are able, the Project Narrative to describe the sustainability intent and features of the design which carry that out. The annotated diagram or section, will also be very useful to describe intent (such as siting, solar exposure, wind, natural or man-made water features).
As to the worksheet itself:
If you have goals for Section II, describe them in your narrative and show them on your annotated diagram.
A: No! We included these forms as a sample of what can be used to find information needed to fill out the new Performance Data Worksheet.
A: The residential Site EUI (Energy Use Intensity) needs to be for a whole house situation and needs to include lighting, appliances, and photovoltaics. 2008 T24 compliance protocols for Additions and Alterations does not consider the whole house. The California Energy Commission developed an EUI rating system that does this, called HERSII rating. The HERSII rating is the EUI of the proposed design divided by the EUI of Reference Design (2008 T24 compliant). You may use the HERSII rating for as well.
Using the Title 24 Compliance documents and the software that created them, plus the utility company load information for your project, please try this method of obtaining an EUI for your residential project:
Residential projects designed with CA 2010 T24, Site EUI (Energy Use Intensity) should include lighting, appliances, and photovoltaics, if possible, and 2010 T24 has incorporated this approach in the form of the HERS II rating system, developed by the California Energy Commission. The HERS II rating is the EUI of the proposed design divided by the EUI of Reference Design (2008 T24 compliant). If your project is in California and designed with CA 2010 T24, please include your HERS II score (0 – 100) based on your Title 24 compliance model. (If you do not have actual performance numbers for lighting and appliances, use the default values.)
A: Yes, as along as the new colors allow the written verbiage and terminology to still be readable.
A: Yes, you may take out one of those two sections within the Energy Efficiency portion if you would like to save space.
A: Yes, you still have to fill out this form. All projects submitted for the Design Awards need to fill out this form, regardless of the location. If something doesn’t apply to your project, you can either leave the area blank, put “N/A”, put in an asterisk and explain in another section, or write in “See Narrative.” Your Project Narrative will help your Firm explain the intricate parts of your submittal, and why certain identifiers may or may not apply to your project.
A: Yes. Please reference the answer above.
A: No, as long as your images are at least 8″x10″ at 300 dpi, the orientation is up to you. However, for publication purposes it is helpful if you include a mix of both vertical and horizontal images in the event your project wins.