United States : VERIZON grant $40,000 to support sustainability app contest [TendersInfo (India)]
(TendersInfo (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A competition to make a new app for calculating energy competence on campus, is being held at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Verizon Foundation, tied up to the the Verizon telecommunications company, will provide the financing of $40,000 for creating the app.
It will help to increase the exposure of energy-saving actions at UAF, which has forced durability initiatives on university recently. Those initiatives include the development of the Sustainable Village, a new learner housing complex that uses several new technology to save power.
The app targets at offering more access about power use. Suggestions will be heard by the UAF board prior to finalizing applicants to create an app.
The focus on durability requires to be linked better to student attention, according to Clayton Auld, an electrical engineering student and former resident at the Sustainable Village. The app will illustrate real-time updates on the power utilisation of heating systems or equipment, effecting the usage, he said.
"Id like to see it be more prevalent in homes. What are some of your energy costs, and seeing how you could bring them down," Auld said.
The organization contacted UAF about financing a venture, and was delivered the idea of an app competition. Link between wireless technological innovation and a durability system was attractive to the organization, Demian Voiles, vice president for Verizon Wireless Alaska said.
(c) 2013 Euclid Infotech Pvt. Ltd. Provided by Syndigate.info an Albawaba.com company
[ Back To Technology News's Homepage ]