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2014 Green Energy Challenge
As of July 1, 2016

For the 2014 Competition, NECA Student Chapter teams were challenged to conduct a detailed analysis of a building and provide recommendations for energy efficiency improvements. The focus of the competition was a student union facility. Three technical elements of the proposal were:

  • A detailed proposal for a lighting system upgrade that may include lamps, ballasts, fixtures, and/or controls
  • The introduction of sub metering and feedback systems in the building in a way that advances the energy awareness of students
  • An analysis of an appropriate energy efficiency upgrade of the students’ choice depending on the conditions and opportunities in the facility

Three finalist teams - Colorado State, Iowa State and San Diego State - were invited to present their proposals to the Green Energy Challenge Jury at the NECA National Convention in Chicago to determine the 2014 Challenge winner.


The 2014 Green Energy Challenge Winners

After placing third in the 2012 and 2013 competition, Iowa State University won top prize at the sixth annual Green Energy Challenge, sponsored by ELECTRI International and the National Electrical Contractors Association. Iowa also took 2nd place in the Green Energy Challenge Poster Competition, and team member Maggie Holt received the Best Indivdual Presenter Award.

The San Diego State University team came in second, and Colorado State University was third.

Download the Finalist ProposalsDownload the Finalist Presentations
Iowa State ProposalIowa State Presentation
San Diego State ProposalSan Diego State Presentation
Colorado State ProposalColorado State Presentation

2014 Competition Judges

Anthony Frantal, Graybar
Kevin E. Gini, Collins Electrical Company Inc.
Angie Hart, Rosendin Electric, Inc.
Andrew Lawler / Gerard Darville, Lutron Electronics Company
Sonja Rheaume, Christenson Electric Inc.
Adam Rude, ERMCO Electrical and Systems Contractor
Brad Weir, Kelso-Burnett Company