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15 Student Unions But Only 1 Winner
As of June 21, 2018

Published on: 
May 12, 2014

ELECTRI International has received 15 entries for its 6th Annual Green Energy Student Chapter Competition. Sponsored jointly by ELECTRI and the National Electrical Contractors Association, the competition provides university students and faculty advisors with an engaging and rewarding educational experience in electrical and energy services contracting.

The 2014 challenge required teams to design a retrofit for a Student Union Building. Fifteen teams conducted energy audits of their facility's power and lighting systems and a produced preliminary design of an energy retrofit. Teams were also required to design a new solar energy component of the system, propose a sub-metering plan to support monitoring and feedback of energy used in support of student engagement, create a financial and a detailed construction plan and economic analysis, and demonstrate what they intend to do in their respective communities to improve energy awareness among relevant audiences.

The Green Energy Challenge Competition Jury includes leaders from the ELECTRI Council and NECA. They are now reviewing the 15 proposals. Three finalist teams will be selected by the end of June and invited (at ELECTRI’s expense) to present their student union proposals during NECA ‘s 2014 Annual Convention in Chicago.

All of the competing teams develop technical skills vital to careers in electrical construction plus professional skills in both time management and oral and written communication. The competition also provides an avenue for Student Chapters to create interest in chapter membership and in careers in electrical construction at their university.

For additional information about the competition, visit ELECTRI International's Green Energy Challenge. For information on forming a NECA Student Chapter, please visit How to Establish A Student Chapter.