Zero Carbon Building Design Contest for College Students

Saint-Gobain co-sponsoring “Building Healthy Future – Zero Carbon Building Design Contest for College Students” with Sino-Ocean Group and China Real Estate Association

Published July 12, 2021

In 2020, China launched the “Carbon Neutrality” target by 2060 and as a leader in sustainable housing, Saint-Gobain also set up its goal to achieve “Net Zero Carbon” in 2050. Building sector, as an important part of our society and a large part of carbon emission, is calling new technologies to transform, provide comfort, performance and safety while reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions

Saint-Gobain, as a global leader of sustainable building material, is looking for new ideas, technologies to reduce the carbon footprint throughout the entire lifecycle of building. In US, we launched the “Healthy Building Challenge” together with the leading green accelerator Greentown Labs. In Europe, we launched the “Construction Startup Competition” together with other corporates in building sector like Cemex, Hilti, Vinci. This year, we are excited to expand our scope in the Asia-Pacific region.

In China, Saint-Gobain has participated in “Zero Carbon Building Design Contest for College Students” together with Sino-Ocean Group and China Real Estate Association to look for new ideas and proposals in zero building. Saint-Gobain sponsored a special award for “Low Carbon Material” to jointly promote the Zero Carbon Building concept and provide mentoring in building science and green building materials.

Saint-Gobain is determined to play a leading role in sustainable construction by continuously innovating to Make The Word A Better Home.


Design content: Citylane Tourist Center of Sino-Ocean Group Mall in Wuhan

Proposal Deadline: 2021/8/30

Saint-Gobain special award: “Low Carbon Material Award”

  1. To use new type of building material in the design to be more sustainable and efficient e.g. Bio-based material 
  2. To use new construction method e.g. prefabrication, modular construction, 3D printing to reduce material waste and improve the construction productivity
  3. To use recycled material to reduce energy and resource consumption