Eco-House Design Competition


This is the second annual Eco-House Design Competition, put on by the USGBC Idaho Chapter in partnership with the Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity (BVHFH).  This competition provides an applied learning experience in the principles of integrated design, sustainability, innovation, social consciousness, as well as the LEED® Green Building Rating System™.

Both the USGBC Idaho Chapter and The Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity recognize that financially vulnerable individuals, families, and neighborhoods are particularly in need of the benefits that sustainable design and green building practices bring. This design competition challenges entrants to design homes that demonstrate both short-term and long-term affordability, a high quality of life for their residents, and replicable strategies that contribute to our understanding of how to build affordably, efficiently and with minimal impact on the environment.

Competition Program

2010 Eco-House Competition Program [PDF]

AutoCAD site plan (2007 format)

7950WPreece_blank.dwg [685 kB]

Cost Estimation Template

2010costtemplate.xls [50.5 kB] (updated)

LEED for Homes Simplified Project Checklist

LEED_Project_Checklist_Simplified.xls [1.53 MB] (updated)

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity Standards

Jeremy Bastow, 2009 First place

BVHFH House Guidelines [PDF]


To register for the competition email your information to the competition coordinator, Larry Myers, at  Please include the following information:  team name; team leader; name, email and phone number for each each team member (3 max).  Remember, the registration fee, per team is $30.  We will have a Paypal payment option posted soon.  Thank You.


Multiple levels of sponsorship and recognition available for anyone who would like to donate money or services.  Download our sponsorship packet to find out how you or your company can participate in the promotion of environmenaly responsible and affordable housing in Idaho.

Sponsorship Packet [PDF]

2009 Competition Entries

First Place, Board 1



Second Place -