The jury for ELECTRI International’s Green Energy Challenge has selected the NECA Student Chapters at Illinois Institute of Technology, Penn State University and Iowa State University as this year’s finalist teams.
The 2018 competition challenged teams to prepare a proposal for a community facility outlining ways the facility could achieve net-zero energy consumption by incorporating energy saving measures and distributed energy resources. The challenge also included a community service requirement. Each team had to create a volunteer plan of action and demonstrate in the proposal the activity and number of hours volunteered at the facility chosen for their team’s project.
This year’s jury included EC industry members Jeremy Foster, Lutron Electronics; Rob Turner, Turner Electric Service Inc.; Tom Feissle, Southwire; Adam Rude, ERMCO; Angie Hart, Rosendin; Tricia Ferry, VEC Inc.; Joel Smith, Greenlee; Kellie Holland, Empire Electric; Tony Tavia, Graybar; and Stephen Gianotti, Arcadia Electrical.
ELECTRI expects a full house for the finals during the NECA Convention in Philadelphia and encourages contractors and industry allies to arrive early for the three oral presentations on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 1:30 pm.