Past Winners

2020 Challenge Winners

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Sarah Canastra, Hunter Hancock, and Lucas Kiefer, Georgia Institute of Technology

The Challenge: Grid-Interactive Efficient Buildings (GEB). The objective of this challenge is to develop conceptual designs that support BTO’s overall GEB strategy in the areas of 1) intelligent algorithms that optimize the operation of building’s active and passive systems to maximize energy efficiency, and 2) whole-building-level interoperable and low cost automation systems that enable communication with building equipment and appliance to optimize operation to provide grid services.

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Gaspar Pedro, John (Hudson) May, and Gordon Stead, University of Georgia

The Challenge: Building Energy Audits for Residential or Commercial Buildings. The objective of this challenge is to develop technical solutions to expedite energy audits or develop a simplified, yet effective, energy audit methodology, by finding ways to reduce time and cost compared to current audit practices. In addition to proposing solutions, this challenge also asks teams to demonstrate the proposed energy audit solution on an existing building.

Amanda Roff, Emily Kuwaye, and Jaya Alagar, Williams College

The Challenge: Advanced Building Construction Methods. The objective of this challenge is to develop an innovative solution incorporating substantial changes in building materials or construction methods, leading to benefits such as increased productivity and worker safety through reduced construction time, reduced cost and waste, improvements to occupant comfort and health, and reduced energy use.

2019 Final Event Winners

Destiny Currie and James Whitfield, Clark Atlanta University

The Challenge: Smart Sensors and Controls for Residential Buildings. The objective of this challenge was to identify a specific community impacted by this problem, describe the stakeholder community and the specific challenges. 

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Kira O'Hare, Katie Earles, Taylor Sparacello and Catherine Moore, Georgia Institute of Technology

The Challenge: Smart Sensors and Controls for Residential Buildings. The objective of this challenge was to identify a specific community impacted by this problem, describe the stakeholder community and the specific challenges. 

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2018 Final Event Winners

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Cade Lawson, Economics Undergraduate Student at the Georgia Institute of Technology

The Challenge: Open “What-If” Challenge: Connecting the Right data at the Right Time to Improve Residential Building Performance. The objective of this challenge was to identify and design approaches to influence homeowner decisions to optimize their energy use.

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Sarah Tinsley
Sarah Tinsley, Economics Undergraduate Student at the Georgia Institute of Technology

The Challenge: Open “What-If” Challenge: Connecting the Right data at the Right Time to Improve Residential Building Performance. The objective of this challenge was to identify and design approaches to influence homeowner decisions to optimize their energy use.

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Carl Woodard, Mechcanical Engineering Undergraduate Student

The Challenge: Open “What-If” Challenge: Connecting the Right data at the Right Time to Improve Residential Building Performance. The objective of this challenge was to identify and design approaches to influence homeowner decisions to optimize their energy use.

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