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The 2018 Penn State Race to Zero Student Design Competition team and faculty advisers gather after winning the Suburban Single-Family Housing Contest with representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, organizers of Race to Zero. Pictured, left to right, are Sarah Zaleski, Ali Memari, Sarah Klinetob Lowe, Justin Charles, Carly Asadi, Neno Agnello, Sean Copeland, Sam Rashkin, and Rachel Romero. Image: Ellen Jaskol/NREL

First Place Finish at DOE Race to Zero 2018!

We are pleased to announce that Penn State came in FIRST PLACE in the Suburban Single Family Contest yesterday at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO! Students from across the University worked with S&A Homes to redesign their most popular floor plans into a 100% solar-powered Zero Energy Ready Home (ZERH). For more […]


Artists' rendering of two connected homes on green lawn

SAVE-THE-DATE! Ribbon-Cutting for Greenbuild Homes

Please see the following Save-the-Date: Save the Date GreenBuild Ribbon Cutting State College Community Land Trust Friday, May 18, 3 PM at 1394/6 University Dr. State College Help us celebrate moving from… to… to… Two newly-completed SCCLT high-performance homes! Can’t make it to the ribbon cutting? The homes will be open for the community Saturday, […]


Hazel and Klinetob-Lowe Present at National Energy Education Summit

The Hamer Center has been proud to support the Penn State U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero competition teams since the competition’s inaugural offering. The participatory learning strategies that are being continually developed with each new team were presented by Sarah Klinetob Lowe, Housing Systems Specialist with the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center of Penn […]


Students and professionals discussing the project inside a home under construction with paint cans around.

2018 Penn State Race to Zero | Continued Development

(Story and all photos by Chris Hazel) The 2018 Race to Zero competition has been hard at work over the past several weeks continuing to develop their zero-energy home design in collaboration with S&A Homes, one of the largest producers of homes in the central Pennsylvania region. Over the past two months, students have met […]


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