Schoolgen: Mean Green House 2014 winners

(Last Updated On: November 27, 2014)

mean-greenhouseSchoolgen has announced the winners in the Mean Green House Competition 2014 – a promotion that challenges students to design a cutting-edge energy-efficient house that uses solar energy. They are:

  • Primary ( Year 5 – 6): Waterloo School, Lower Hutt
  • Intermediate (Year 7-8): Raroa Intermediate School, Wellington
  • Secondary School ( Year 9 -10): Rangitoto College, Auckland

Congratulations to all the winners.

Are your students the great sustainable architects of the future? If you’re looking for a way to engage them next year, Schoolgen’s Mean Green House competition could be the perfect opportunity.

It helps promote inquiry learning, offering teachers the opportunity to incorporate a range of skills and challenges into the learning process – from planning and decision making, to design and construction. Entries can showcase their computer skills with 3D design tools like Autodesk ( or SketchUp ( In addition, Schoolgen provides a range of resources that enable teachers to link the competition to the New Zealand Curriculum.

mean green new 1For some inspiration, check out the winning videos to see what this year’s winners achieved – or read our previous coverage ‘Engage students with the Mean Green challenge’. Look out for details of next year’s challenge in early 2015.

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