Race to Zero Student Design Competition


Race to Zero Student Design Competition

U.S. Department of Energy

The Race to Zero is an annual competition, open to students and faculty from any interested collegiate institution. The fifth annual Race to Zero competition includes a new commercial building design contest in addition to the residential building contests, giving teams many options of building types as the focus of their design challenge.

The competition challenges collegiate teams to apply sound building science principles to create cost-effective, market-ready designs that meet DOE's Zero Energy Ready Home program requirements and the Advanced Energy Design Guide For K-12 School Buildings–Achieving a Zero Energy Building. For more information on competition requirements and timelines, visit the Competition Requirements page or contact racetozero@nrel.gov.

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