Laura McGorman • about 5 years ago
Net Zero energy project - an opportunity to hack for good
Do you want to hack for good? Do you want to help combat climate change and build products that help households achieve net zero energy impact? Do you want to try to earn an in-person meeting with the Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker?
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has constructed and collected data from a Net Zero Energy Residential Test Facility (NZERTF) — a building that produces at least as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year. Both a laboratory and a house, the two-story, four bedrooms, three-bath NZERTF is fully instrumented with sensors that capture minute-level data, from energy production, consumption, and environmental conditions. This data holds many untapped possibilities for energy research and will be made public during TechCrunch Disrupt SF.
One track of our custom competition will work on product development using the NetZero dataset and the other will work on analytics. We welcome you to peruse our dataset and consider participating in our competition! Questions welcome!
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