Students suggest Butterdome energy upgrades in annual NAIT challenge
April 30, 2013 - Techniques for energy-efficient upgrades were on display at this year’s NAIT Capstone Applied Research Project Symposium. The annual symposium is an opportunity for students of the Alberta polytechnics’ Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management (BTech) program to showcase real-world solutions to problems posed by industry sponsors.
By Alyssa Dalton
Tied for third place is MAAD Consulting, who used modelling techniques to determine the most energy efficient options for upgrades to the University of Alberta’s Butterdome.
In September, students in the final year of the BTech program were divided into 12 teams and matched with an industry sponsor. The teams had six months to design real-world solutions to the challenges posed by industry, which were then presented to a panel of judges.