In October, the Plastic Pipe Institute announced its continued support of the Department of Energy’s Race to Zero student design competition. Lance MacNevin, P.E., PPI’s director of engineering for the Building and Construction Division, will serve on the panel of jurors who will evaluate the projects for the 2017 event.

The Race to Zero competition encourages students to work with builders, developers and community leaders, plus other industry partners to meet tough design requirements and create marketable and affordable concepts. Projects are judged on numerous design criteria of a Zero Energy Ready Home that is cost-effective and consistent with mainstream builder construction practices. The mandatory performance target is the DOE’s Zero Energy Ready Home specification.