The ELECTRI International / NECA Green Energy Challenge marks a yearly highlight for NECA Student Chapters. Teams agree that the popular Challenge is stimulating because it makes them focus on problem solving by thinking in new, creative ways.
2019 Challenge Overview
Using their surrounding area, teams were challenged to design an energy upgrade for a facility that provides community services to others. Examples would include a homeless shelter, food pantry, daycare center, library, house of worship, etc.
Teams were required to prepare a proposal showing how their chosen facility can decrease its energy consumption by incorporating energy saving measures and distributed energy resources. Teams were advised to emphasize detailed technical solutions for proposed systems, including lighting and integrated window treatments/controls, and the re-design of an energy efficiency program that responds to the unique needs of the building and climate.
2019 Green Energy Challenge Winner
1st Place: Iowa State University
2019 Green Energy Challenge Best Presenter Winner
Kayla Youngblood, Iowa State University
2019 Green Energy Challenege Video Competition
1st Place: Wayne State University
2nd Place: Illinois Institute of Technology
3rd Place: Iowa State University
Tricia Ferry, VEC
Ronald Greaves, Panduit Corportation
Amanda Harbison, NECA
Angela Hart, Rosendin
Ted Robertson, Fisk Electric
Adam Rude, ERMCO
Greg Stewart, The Superior Group
Robert Turner, Turner Electric