The Next 20 Years: Pin It to Win It winner chosen | U.S. Green Building Council
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Last month in our Pin it to Win it contest, we asked followers to help us celebrate our 20 year anniversary by giving examples of where green innovation will be headed in the next 20 years. Over 76 pins and 687 new followers later, we closed our contest. Baskervill, an international architectural, engineering, and interior design firm, scored the winning pin: a net-zero energy senior housing project. 

Baskervill notes that in the next 20 years, they hope to see more multi-family building projects that are affordable AND sustainable. We couldn't agree more. 

We were also impressed by these finalists:

Analu Granda pinned this geothermal power station in Monterotondo Marittimo, Italy, saying that the world's geothermal capacity will double by 2030. 

Shelley Novotny pinned a photo from an Inhabitat article discussing the potential of dissolvable electronics, which would prevent e-waste from filling up our landfills. 

Nathan Guinn pinned this algae urban farm being conceptualized in Iran. It is planned for the local microclimate, uses passive cooling techniques and ventilation, natural sunlight adjustment and temperature control systems, among other innovations. 

Amy Patrick pinned carbon-negative cement, a material based on magnesium silicates. It requires less heating and can absorb CO2 from the environment as it hardens.

Linda Arredondo pinned 3D printing, which can help with the printing of sustainable construction materials. 

We’re officially inspired to jump into the next 20+ years of green building. To see the rest of the green innovation pins, or to add your own, visit our 'The Next 20 Years' board. Although the contest is now closed, our board will remain open. Congratulations again, Baskervill, and thank you to all of our participants!

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