13 NAHB Student Chapter Teams on ‘Race to Zero’

Filed in Education, Environment, IBS by on November 14, 2016 0 Comments

solar panels and windmill power plantThirteen NAHB Student Chapters are among the 50 college teams chosen to participate in the Department of Energy’s Race to Zero competition for 2017.

Like the NAHB Residential Construction Management Competition (RCMC) held every year at the International Builders Show, the competition is based on actual construction and marketing plans.

RCMC students complete a management project or proposal, which this year is based on a redevelopment project in the Atlanta suburbs.

In the Race to Zero, teams work on behalf of a builder who needs to update an existing product line to incorporate high-performance features. Teams are presented a specific design problem and are asked to either redesign an existing floor plan or create a new house design that satisfies the project requirements of creating a zero-energy ready home.

The NAHB Student Chapter teams are from:

  • Appalachian State University
  • Ball State University
  • Eastern Kentucky University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Illinois State University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Pennsylvania College of Technology
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Purdue University
  • University of Denver
  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities
  • University of North Texas

For information about NAHB Student Chapters, contact Greg Zick.

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