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.
Iowa State University GEC Team
2020 Challenge Overview
Using their surrounding area, teams are 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 are 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 are 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.
2020 Green Energy Challenge Winners
1st Place: Iowa State University
2nd Place: University of Toronto
3rd Place: Ball State University
4th Place: Illinois Institute of Technology
2020 Green Energy Challenge Best Presenter Winner
Parker Lloyd, Iowa State University
2020 Green Energy Challenge Video Competition Winners
1st Place: Illinois Institute of Technology
2nd Place: Pennsylvania State University
3rd Place: Iowa State University
Jeff Davis, CSI Electrical Contractors, Inc.
Amanda Harbison, NECA
Angie Hart, Rosendin Electric
Duane Hendricks, Egan
John Hillock, Ferndale Electric Company
Paul Hollanbacher, Sonepar
Kellie Holland, Empire Electric
Ken MacDougall, Penn-Del-Jersey Chapter NECA
Tim McBride, Southern Contracting Co.
Ted Robertson, Fisk Electric Company
Fred Sargent, Great Service Forums/Sargent Electric
Joey Shorter, Atlanta Chapter NECA
Joel Smith, Emerson/Greenlee
Greg Stewart, The Superior Group
Richard Temblador, Southwire
Robert Turner, Turner Electric
Mick Upchurch, Sonepar