Montpelier 2030 Design Competition Draws International Interest

MONTPELIER, VT – Net Zero Vermont, Inc., is excited to announce that 27 design teams from around the world have entered the Sustainable Montpelier 2030 Design Competition. In addition to 13 Vermont design teams, entrants include firms from Sweden, Japan, Hong Kong, Iran, Canada, and California.

Montpelier residents, workers, and visitors are invited to review the design concepts and vote for their choices from October 3-5 in a pop-up gallery space at 62 Main Street, and online.

Sustainable Montpelier 2030 Design Competition
In 2014, Montpelier made national news by declaring Vermont’s capital city would become carbon neutral by 2030. The Sustainable Montpelier 2030 Design Competition aims to re-imagine the city’s energy flows and how efficiency, conservation, and renewable sources can help achieve its carbon neutrality goal while enhancing the quality of life for its residents. Competition organizers are seeking design expertise in net-zero strategies, the built environment, transportation, landscape and public spaces, and the cultural and visual arts.

About Net Zero Vermont

Net Zero Vermont, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization established to help Vermonters create a shared vision for a sustainable future that provides vibrant, people-centered downtowns and transforms our transportation and energy systems to low carbon alternatives. Sustainable Montpelier 2030 is the organization’s first project. For more information about Net Zero Vermont and the design competition, visit, follow us on Twitter at, or find us on Facebook at