PPI SUPPORTS DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)
2018 Race to Zero
RACE TO ZERO
PPI's Building & Construction Division has renewed our commitment to this exciting event again for 2018.
The 2018 Race to Zero student design competition will take place at DOE's National Renewable Energy
Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado on April 20-22, 2018.
Eighty-four (84) teams have submitted entries, a huge increase over last year. Fifty (50) entries will
be accepted into five categories, with one new category added for 2018.
As we've done since 2015, PPI will be an essential industry sponsor, and Lance MacNevin will attend
as a juror. In November, he gave a presentation to the student teams to explain the opportunities
of using BCD products.
NREL's new Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF
is conditioned with a PEX-based radiant heating and cooling system, which helped it achieve LEED® Platinum
certification through USGBC. PP-R piping systems are used to circulate water through
the HP Peregrine® supercomputer to help cool it, and then to transfer this waste heat into the radiant floor
heating distribution system to help heat the building when needed. BCD products at work!
Note: Photo credits to "Ellen Jaskol/NREL, DOE Race to Zero".