The 2015 Green Energy Challenge focused on the development of a back-up power system and resiliency plan for an existing facility with demonstrated critical power needs.

 

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About the 2015 Challenge

The 2015 Green Energy Challenge focused on the development of a back-up power system and resiliency plan for an existing facility with demonstrated critical power needs. Teams were challenged to conduct an energy assessment of a building/facility either on their campus or in their community.

The technical analysis included:

  1. Energy benchmarking and critical load analysis
  2. Efficiency upgrades that may reduce critical load demand
  3. The introduction of a back-up power supply/micro grid solution for part or all of the facility.

Iowa State University won top prize for the second year in a row at the seventh annual Green Energy Challenge Competition, sponsored by ELECTRI International and the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA). Team member, Britta Sortland was chosen by the ELECTRI Jury as Best Presenter. The Illinois Institute of Technology team came in second, and Penn State University placed third.

 

2015 Green Energy Competition Winners

Iowa State University

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 Illinois Institute of Technology

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 Penn State University

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2015 Green Energy Challenge Poster Competition Winners

1st Place: Ball State University

2nd Place: Iowa State University

3rd Place: Kennesaw State University

2015 Judges

Angie Hart, Rosendin Electric, Inc.

Gerard Darville, Lutron Electronics

Eduardo Mariscal-Hay, PhD, Consultant