Longmont, CO Company First to Sign Up for Smarter, Safer, Greener House Contest

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RidgeviewTel was in. But now the company is all in.

The Longmont-based wireless broadband network company that runs the citywide Wi-Fi system is the now the first team in DaVinci Quest’s planned green-renovation contest in Longmont.

 

 

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$500K Retrofit Housing Prize Competition Now Open for Team Registration

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Competition will range from community groups, to corporate teams, to int’l teams

On Tuesday evening the Longmont City Council gave the green light to DaVinci Quest CEO Karl Dakin to proceed with the 2010 Smarter, Safer, Greener House Competition where teams from around the world will compete to retrofit existing homes to maximum efficiency. DaVinci Quest is now issuing an open invitation for teams to sign up to compete for the $500,000 prize.

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Teams Compete for $500K Prize in ‘Smarter, Safer, Greener House’ Competition

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Global teams will compete for $500k prize in
the ultimate home makeover contest

On Monday, Colorado-based DaVinci Quest announced a global competition that would invite teams to design and renovate environmentally friendly smart homes in Longmont, Colorado, and win a cash prize of up to $500,000. Team competition details after the jump.

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‘Smarter, Safer, Greener House Contest’ Invites Teams to Design Environmentally Friendly Smart Homes

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Steve Elliott is the first homeowner to volunteer to participate in DaVinci Quest’s proposed Smarter, Safer, Greener House contest

It’s a new concept.  It’s a big contest.  And it could be a tough sell.

But Karl Dakin, CEO of DaVinci Quest, hopes he can get the Longmont City Council on board with his company’s plans to launch a contest in Longmont that would drive innovation — and, eventually, economic development — in the green-building industry.

 

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Surprise: More Bicyclists Means Fewer Accidents

Surprise: More Bicyclists Means Fewer Accidents

More bikes mean safer roadways?

In a study that at first glance seems counterintuitive, researchers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, reviewed safety studies from 17 countries and 68 cities in California and found that the more people bike in a community, the less they collide with motorists.

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