SU-IAC Participates in the 3rd Annual NYSP2I R&D Student Competition
On April 22nd the Syracuse University IAC team won First Place at the 2014 Earth Day Event and Student Competition Exhibition held at Rochester Institute of Technology. The topic of the competition was to “make a difference on campus or in your community by developing an innovative solution to benefit the environment.”
The team consisted of Enrica Galasso (M.S. Engineering Management ’15), Jillian Burgoyne (M.S. Engineering Management ’16), Ryan Milcarek (B.S. Mechanical Engineering ’14), and Mark Seibel (B.S. Mechanical Engineering ’15). The project, entitled, “Green Heating: Reducing Overheating and Pollution on Campus,” examined the effect of overheating in Maxwell Hall at Syracuse University.
The team worked closely with the Energy Management System Group at SU to determine the cause of the overheating. By reducing the overheating in the building there is a reduction in energy production from the boilers, thus a reduction in pollution. As well as an environmental benefit, there is also a major social benefit because the occupants of the building will have a more comfortable temperature in all of the rooms.