What if you could build a two-bedroom connected home that was 100% energy efficient? Amazing, right? But what if you could build it for just $80,000?
That’s the challenge University of Houston students will face during the UH-Direct Energy Energy Efficiency Innovation Challenge (EEIC). With guidance from our experts, and other industry professionals, seven teams of students will work to create a plan that answers the challenge.
Teams will consist of five students, each a blend of majors, and graduate and undergraduate students. They will have six weeks to create their plans with progress milestones along the way. The UH-Direct Energy EEIC competition launched Friday, October 2nd and will finish with student presentations on January 15th, 2016.
Direct Energy Residential President Manu Asthana will kick off the UH-Direct Energy EEIC Competition along with S. Radha Radhakrishnan, Joint Chief Energy Officer, UH Energy, and other members from the University of Houston.
“The EEIC is the next phase of helping our customers use less of what we sell,” said Asthana. “Not only do we give you tools, knowledge, and products to help you use less, we are now helping some of the brightest young minds develop an affordable home with an energy bill no greater than $25.”
“This is going to be an exciting semester, watching the students rise to the challenge. I’m already looking forward to watching them present January 15th.”