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Semi-Finalist Evaluation

Judges'' comments

Proposal: Showcase Hempcrete- The People won't know what they want 'til they see it. Contest: Creating public demand for green buildings 2014 Thank you for your contest entry. We appreciate your willingness to share your ideas and also the time and effort you put into developing a proposal and submitting it to the contest. We have reviewed your proposal and found that it contained intriguing elements; however, have chosen not to advance it to the next round of competition. We encourage you to keep developing your idea. Transfer your proposal to a Workspace to re-open it, make edits, add collaborators, and even submit it into a future contest. You can do so by logging into your account, opening your proposal, selecting the Admin tab, and clicking "Move proposal". We welcome you to stay involved in the Climate CoLab community: support and comment on proposals that have been named Finalists, and vote during the public voting period to help select the contest’s Popular Choice Winner. Climate CoLab will be opening more contests throughout the year and you are welcome to submit your proposal to those contests as well. Keep up the great work. We hope that by working together, we all can create solutions that wouldn't otherwise be possible. Sincerely, Contest Fellows If there are additional comments from the Judges & Fellows, they will be included below.

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Chad Knutsen

Jul 9, 2015


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Thank you everyone for your continuing support and input. I have cleaned up the proposal, adding in more info RE: the process, steps to completion, current status, more references, a few images for clarification of concept etc. I also included more info on the expected performance of the new hempcrete mix I intend to produce. I also took your suggestion to drift away from the pyramidal construction for this proposal. Although there are numerous very interesting benefits to the geometry of a pyramid, energetically and otherwise, it isn't necessarily that relevant to the climate control aims of this contest. So I appreciate you bringing this to my attention. Thank you judges for your time in evaluating and providing feedback for my proposal, it was very helpful in refining this project. I did my best to explain the aspects that were asked about the most, such as the method of construction using smaller 3d printers to create smaller segments to be assembled on site. If there are any further questions or comments, please let me know and I will take them under advisement! Thank you, I look forward to your feedback! Chad K.