Green Energy Challenge Teams Present to Panel of Industry Experts
Three NECA Student Chapters made their case at the 2015 Green Energy Challenge on Saturday as NECA 2015 San Francisco opened at Moscone Center South.
Teams from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Penn State University and Iowa State University made presentations on projects focused on energy efficiency and savings to buildings on their respective campuses. Each team developed a back-up power system and resiliency plan for an existing facility that had demonstrated critical power needs.
The jury for this year’s Challenge included the following electrical contractors and industry partners:
- Gerard Darville, Lutron Electronics
- Angela Hart, Rosendin Electric
- Kristian Reyes, Graybar
- Brad Weir, Kelso-Burnet Co.
- Sonja Rheaume, Christenson Electric
- Eduardo Mariscal-Hay, PhD, Consultant
- Adam Rude, ERMCO, Inc.
After each of their presentations, which lasted about 15 minutes, the Student Chapters fielded questions from the jury. They jury held deliberations directly after the presentations, and a winner will be announced at the Opening General Session on Sunday.
Poster presentations were also displayed at the Challenge. They came from two of today’s finalists, Iowa State and the Illinois Institute of Technology, as well as Kennesaw State University, Oregon State University, the University of Washington and the University of Toronto.