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SIPA proudly sponsors the 2017 DOE Race to Zero Student Design Competition

The Race to Zero is an annual competition, open to students and faculty from any interested collegiate institution. The competition is based upon a real-world scenario where a builder is developing a new high performance home product line or needs to update an existing product line (house plan) to a high-performance house design.

2017 Event Announced

The DOE Race to Zero Student Design Competition will be held at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado.

Below are key dates for the 2017 competition:

  1. June 30, 2016 - Release of 2017 Race to Zero Competition Guide and team application opens.
  2. November 1, 2016 - All teams must complete the team application by 5 p.m. EDT and are encouraged to submit a 3-page design concept.
  3. July 2016 to February 2017 - Webinars and building science training available.
  4. February 28, 2017 - The deadline by which teams must complete the Project Progress Report. Also the deadline by which student team members confirm completion of Building Science Training.
  5. April 4, 2017 - The deadline by which teams must upload their final Project Report Submittals.
  6. April 22-23, 2017 - Invited teams compete with presentations to industry leaders at NREL.

Learn more about the competition ... click here

For questions about the Race to Zero Student Design Competition, contact racetozero@ee.doe.gov.  

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