Presenter: Elena Alschuler, U.S. Department of Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) annual Better Buildings Case Competition (BBCC) engages the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers to develop creative solutions to real-world energy efficiency problems for businesses and other organizations across the marketplace. The BBCC works with building owners to describe barriers to implementing cost-effective, energy-efficient technologies in a “case.” Once the case is developed, BBCC challenges interdisciplinary student teams to come up with innovative and replicable solutions. With these solutions, BBCC aims to help building owners achieve the Better Buildings 20% energy-savings goal, while also preparing students for careers in clean energy and energy efficiency.

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