NFRC Participates in Solar Decathlon 2022 Design Challenge

April 8th, 2022 by Editor

The National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) will participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon® 2022 Design Challenge with Steve Urich, senior director of programs, serving on the jury for the Retrofit Housing category.

Steve Urich

The Solar Decathlon is a 20-year-old competition that encourages college students worldwide to “design and build high-performance, low-carbon buildings that mitigate climate change and improve our quality of life through greater affordability, resilience, and energy efficiency.”

As one of the jurors, Urich will evaluate entries in the Retrofit Housing category for innovation, cost, quality, resilience, efficiency, and more.

“It’s an honor to be a part of this process,” said Urich. “Looking at the list of fellow jurors, it is humbling to be included with such distinguished company. The quality of work presented by these student contestants is impressive. Choosing a winner will really come down to the details. I am grateful that I can represent the fenestration industry in this competition and have an opportunity to stress the importance of fenestration contributions to efficient building.”

Six finalists were chosen in this category, and the winner will be presented with a trophy. Two of these winners will then be selected for the Grand Winners – one for residential and one for commercial building.

The final teams will compete in the Solar Decathlon Competition Event, April 22-24, 2022, at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Col.

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