PPI SUPPORTS DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) RACE TO ZEROReturn to 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".