Energy Efficiency Contest Challenges Students

Students in Massachusetts are in the midst of coming up with what could become the latest solutions to energy reduction in commercial and industrial buildings. Starting Sept. 1,  college students in the state were able to enter their ideas into Mass Energy Lab’s annual Seek Energy Innovation Competition.

The contest is intended to encourage students to research and identify cutting-edge, new to market energy efficiency solutions and to think deeply about how the technology can be applied to facilitate the reduction of energy waste in commercial and industrial buildings.  The competition is open to both undergraduate or graduate students in Massachusetts entering or attending an accredited degree granting institution.  The competitors are tasked with identifying and researching new-to-market energy efficiency products and presenting the product’s ability to impact energy waste reduction and its marketability.


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Projects are due by Nov. 4th of this year and will be judged by a panel of experts. The grand prize winner will be awarded $3,000, followed by second place of $1,500 and $500 for third place. Additional information about the rules and guidelines for entering can be found by contacting Mass Energy Lab.

Kristy Hessman is a writer and native Oregonian who currently resides in California. Before starting her own company, she worked as a reporter covering business and politics for daily newspapers and The Associated Press.

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