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Contest Winners

& Awardees

17

Contests

579

Submissions

27

Winners

Grand Prize Winner

Climate Smart

Interactive Business Energy and Emissions Dashboard for Cities by ana0105

“We’re deeply humbled and inspired by this recognition,” said Elizabeth Sheehan, Climate Smart President and CEO. “Cities are the front lines in the climate challenge, yet often have limited resources. Our software helps them get the most bang for their buck, so they can be more effective in their work.”“We’re deeply humbled and inspired by this recognition,” said Elizabeth Sheehan, Climate Smart President and CEO. “Cities are the front lines in the climate challenge, yet often have limited resources. Our software helps them get the most bang for their buck, so they can be more effective in their work.”

Honorable Mentions

Benjamin Huber and Juna Shrestha of ClimateRe

Reducing methane emissions from rice farming by jshrestha

They proposed a mechanism to reduce methane emissions while enhancing rice farmers’ resilience to climate change.

 

 

James Gula of Franchised Microgrids

Franchised Microgrids for the Developing World Based on Open Source Components by jlgula

They proposed to deploy microgrids to the developing world using a franchise business model based on open source hardware to reduce cost.

 

Nishaant Sangaavi and Alex Corneglio of My Energy XPert

My Energy Xpert: a home and small business energy management solution by alex7728

They built "My Energy Xpert" which is a SMART energy audit and monitoring app empowering people to save time, money and lower their energy footprint.

 

Contests

Adaptation
Judges' Choice Winner

Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project by Sustainable Shores

Sustainable Shorelines generates info about best shoreline management options preserving ecology through adapting to climate change impacts.


Popular Choice Winner

Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies for Property and Community by Climate.IQ

Climate.IQ is a web tool that uses spatial and statistical analysis to conduct climate risk assessmennt for properties and communities.


Buildings
Judges' Choice & Popular Choice Winner

Cooperative Building by Kaenga

Let's build more sustainable buildings by empowering people to design their homes and shape their communities.


Popular Choice Winner (At Large)

RentRocket.org - Bringing transparent energy data to rental housing markets by RentRocket.org

If we want to reverse climate change, we have to reach people who don't think about it. Let's make climate-friendly housing decisions easy.


Energy Supply
Judges' Choice Winner

Franchised Microgrids for the Developing World Based on Open Source Components by jlgula

Deploy microgrids to the developing world using a franchise business model based on open source hardware to reduce cost.


Popular Choice Winner

The Collective Power Platform by roelofsmichiel and nikodem.bienia

The Collective Power Platform is a local peer to peer energy trading market for and by prosumers.


Judges' Commendation for Impact

Faciliating Adaptation to Climate Change through Solar Irrigation Technology by Tareo

Judges' Commendation for Novelty

Insulator Slow Cooker Bags by marole

Energy-Water Nexus
Judges' Choice Winner

Infrastructure for a Livable Future by CRWA

Community Water and Energy Centers produce reliable, renewable and resilient energy and clean water while restoring the natural environment.


Popular Choice Winner

Infrastructure for a Livable Future by CRWA

Community Water and Energy Centers produce reliable, renewable and resilient energy and clean water while restoring the natural environment.


Judges' Commendation for Impact

Infrastructure for a Livable Future by CRWA

Judges' Commendation for Novelty

Distilled Water From Combusted Fossil Fuel by Sidel Systems USA

Industry
Judges' Choice Winner

25ºC (77ºF) by Kiri

Regulate industry globally so all new air conditioners have a minimum of 25ºC (77ºF). Reset existing equipment to comply this new standard.


Popular Choice Winner

25ºC (77ºF) by Kiri

Regulate industry globally so all new air conditioners have a minimum of 25ºC (77ºF). Reset existing equipment to comply this new standard.


Judges' Commendation for Impact

25ºC (77ºF) by Kiri

Judges' Commendation for Novelty

Solar Steam by sunflower

Land Use: Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock
Judges' Choice Winner

Reducing methane emissions from rice farming by ClimateRe

Reducing Methane Emissions While Enhancing Rice Farmers’ Resilience to Climate Change


Popular Choice Winner

Vertical and Micro-gardening(VMG) climate smart farming in Uganda by PaulCastor

VMG is a CSA approach that uses the Vertical farming technology to convert 9 square feet into 36 square feet of farming space.


Shifting Behavior for a Changing Climate
Judges' Choice Winner

DearTomorrow, a promise to the future about climate change by deartomorrow.org

To shift behavior and broaden the climate culture, we invite people to send open letters about climate change to loved ones in the future.


Popular Choice Winner

What is climate change and what do I have to do with it? by ENGAJAMUNDO

We seek to empower young Brazilians by showing them that we are part of the solution to overcome current problems caused by climate change.


Judges' Commendation for Impact

Low Carbon City Initiative: From Citizens To the World by Low Carbon City Team

Judges' Commendation for Novelty

Climatecoin 2016 by Dennis Peterson

Transportation
Judges' Choice Winner

Mini Elevated cTrains (caterpillar trains) by terrautopia

A comprehensive solution-mass transit for all: MINI ELEVATED cTrains: seating room only - minimal height-width-length - visibly acceptable.


Popular Choice Winner

Mini Elevated cTrains (caterpillar trains) by terrautopia

A comprehensive solution-mass transit for all: MINI ELEVATED cTrains: seating room only - minimal height-width-length - visibly acceptable.

Waste Management
Judges' Choice Winner

Recykle | A smart phone app to manage household waste responsibly by Kabadiwalla Connect

Develop a smart phone app that helps people segregate, compost, find their closest kabadiwalla and sign-up for local waste management events.


Popular Choice Winner

Conscious textile reverse Logistics by Retalhar

Retalhar is a social business that promotes reverse logistics of corporate uniforms by disposing it in a socio-environmental friendly way.


Popular Choice Winner (At Large)

Recykle | A smart phone app to manage household waste responsibly by Kabadiwalla Connect

Develop a smart phone app that helps people segregate, compost, find their closest kabadiwalla and sign-up for local waste management events.


Partner Contests

Aviation
This contest was run in cooperation with

Judges' Choice Winner

Strategic Investment to Scale-up Aviation Biofuel by sunny1990 and vmthomas1

Focusing heavy investments from China to ramp up sustainable biofuel production can bring global costs down.


Popular Choice Winner

Cross Flow Air Turbine (CFAT) Auxiliary Power Unit by AirMach Innovations

Zero fuel Zero Emission replacement technology for aircraft's Auxiliary Power Units (APUs).


Designing High-Density Urban Bike Parking
Judges' Choice Winner

The Flycle by J2 for K2

The flycycle is efficient, accessible, easy for any organization to buy and install, and a beautiful addition to street life.


Popular Choice Winner

The Flycle by J2 for K2

The flycycle is efficient, accessible, easy for any organization to buy and install, and a beautiful addition to street life.

Fostering Climate Collaboration in Boulder, CO
Judges' Choice Winner

FROM CUBICLE TO CAFETERIA:Take a bite out of GHGs w/ Collaborative Green Lunches by Kira Davis, Zoë Sigle

Drastically Reduce GHGs w/ What We Eat while Creating Collaborative Space for Climate Institutions: Plant-Based Foods Produce Far Fewer GHGs


Popular Choice Winner

FROM CUBICLE TO CAFETERIA:Take a bite out of GHGs w/ Collaborative Green Lunches by Kira Davis, Zoë Sigle

Drastically Reduce GHGs w/ What We Eat while Creating Collaborative Space for Climate Institutions: Plant-Based Foods Produce Far Fewer GHGs

Harnessing the Power of MIT Alumni
This contest was run in cooperation with

Judges' Choice Winner

ClimateX by MITACAL

ClimateX is a platform where MIT Alumni can learn climate-related science, technology and policy while transitioning into a green career.


Popular Choice Winner

ClimateX by MITACAL

ClimateX is a platform where MIT Alumni can learn climate-related science, technology and policy while transitioning into a green career.

Improving Firewood for Clean Cookstoves
Judges' Choice Winner

Dry firewood needs seasoning, covered storage and a drying chimney by climaterescue

After careful seasoning and storing, use a simple drying chimney for firewood. Next generation cookstoves can also be carbon-positive!


Popular Choice Winner

Smokeless gas cylinder stove with wood drier by saadithya

Modifying old unused gas cylinder into a smokeless stove for cooking, heat radiated while using it is used for drying wood.

Materials Matter
This contest was run in cooperation with

Judges' Choice Winner

Empowering designers roles in using better sustainable material options by Team Wonder

Sourceseed is a curated alternative material option platform that allows designers to co-buy fabrics with eachother at an affordable price.


Popular Choice Winner

Empowering designers roles in using better sustainable material options by Team Wonder

Sourceseed is a curated alternative material option platform that allows designers to co-buy fabrics with eachother at an affordable price.


Judges' Commendation for Impact

Empowering designers roles in using better sustainable material options by Team Wonder

Judges' Commendation for Novelty

Boro by Danny and Friends

MIT Climate Mitigation Solutions
This contest was run in cooperation with

Judges' Choice Winner

100% Net Zero Carbon Plan, 60% NZ Effectively Free, Expert Team Ready! by Net Zero Foundation

100% Net Zero Carbon for all Buildings. MIT 60-80% NZ for free! #DivestTheCampus -- Join the #NetZeroMovement to save the Planet!


Popular Choice Winner

Building Cooling and Heating, with Solar Robotic Concentrated Thermal Collectors by Lighthouse Group

It is economically and practically feasible, to substitute 60% of the energy we use for cooling and heating our buildings with solar energy.


Smart Zero Carbon Cities Challenge
Judges' Choice Winner

Interactive Business Energy and Emissions Dashboard for Cities by Climate Smart

Create a dashboard that allows cities to understand their business emissions by sector, business size, emissions source, and track progress


Popular Choice Winner

My Energy Xpert: a home and small business energy management solution by energyX Solutions

My Energy Xpert is a SMART energy audit and monitoring app empowering people to save time, money and lower their energy footprint.


Popular Choice Winner (At Large)

Interactive Business Energy and Emissions Dashboard for Cities by Climate Smart

Create a dashboard that allows cities to understand their business emissions by sector, business size, emissions source, and track progress