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Winners announced for Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency contest


MIT Climate CoLab and Horizon18–a global event-driven platform that harnesses the international movement towards a clean economy–are excited to announce the Winners for the Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency contest. 

20 innovative proposals were submitted to the contest, and evaluated by a team of expert Judges, who selected 4 proposals as Finalists. The contest was then opened for a public vote where one hundred votes were cast by the global community for their favorite proposal. We are excited to announce that 2 proposals have been selected as Judges’ Choice & Popular Choice Winners.

Congratulations to the two winning proposals!


Judges’ Choice Winner
Vertical Axis Windmill Tower for densely populated areas / Emil Jacob and 1 other

Horizontal axis windmills with dynamic shutters – closer to the consumer, cheaper and faster to build – blend w/ the urban landscape

Popular Choice Winner
Structure Cooling / Oorja Energy Eng’g

ACs cool air in the building & do not cool the biggest source of indoor heat – building structure. Cool the structure, it will cool the rest.


These projects were selected by the Horizon18 organizers for inclusion and presentation at the Horizon18 Clean Economy Solutions Summit in Boston, US on October 10-11, 2018.  See for more information on Horizon18.

Both proposals will receive wide recognition by MIT Climate CoLab.  See contest rules for details.