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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Better Buildings Case Competition

Better Buildings Case Competition

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) annual Better Buildings Case Competition (BBCC) engages the next generation of engineers, entrepreneurs and policymakers to develop creative solutions to real-world energy efficiency barriers for businesses and other organizations across the marketplace. Through the Competition, interdisciplinary teams of university students gain critical skills and experience to start careers in clean energy. The BBCC focuses on issues affecting energy efficiency in buildings including complex challenges across multiple industries, such as data access, tenant engagement, equipment replacement, program implementation, business models and more. High profile case partners and the Department of Energy describe real-world energy efficiency issues in the form of "cases," which are then distributed to teams of graduate and undergraduate students. Interdisciplinary teams, from US institutes of higher education, have roughly three months to formulate solutions based on their own research and resources provided by case partners. The Competition culminates in an all-day workshop in Washington, DC where student teams present their solutions to expert judging panels.


US Department of Energy

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