The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Centre for Collective Intelligence has selected BAS's proposal 'Path To Zero' as the Popular Choice Winner in two competitions of the Climate CoLab Challenge: 'Creating Public Demand for Green Buildings' and 'Energy Supply'. In addition, the Path To Zero proposal also picked up the Judges' Special Commendation Award in the 'Creating Public Demand for Green Buildings' category.
Nearly 600 proposals were submitted and evaluated by the judges, who then selected 100 Semi-Finalists. After a round of feedback from the Judges and the community, 64 proposals were selected as finalists out of which the Path To Zero claimed victory in two categories.
"We are now excited to present the Path To Zero at the Climate Colab conference at MIT on Nov 06 and 07," said Nishaant Sangaavi, Director of Marketing and Sales at BAS. "It presents us with a fantastic opportunity to engage with an international forum of experts and attendees and explore how our ideas and vision can create a global impact".
BAS's proposal focuses on providing a clear roadmap on how to bring cities to energy independence by recommending the following actions:
1. accelerating energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources and making clean and cheap energy accessible to the masses
2. transferring ownership and control of energy resources to the customers
3. providing insight to customers on their roadmap to energy independence and giving them control on how fast they want to reach that goal
Concire, a firm focusing on urban planning and design, co-authored the proposal for the challenge.
The MIT Climate CoLab Challenge is focused on harnessing the collective intelligence of thousands of people from around the world to address climate change. A group of seventy-five experts on climate science and policy evaluated this year's entries, gave feedback, and after two rounds of judging, selected the ideas they found most promising. The community also nominated their top choices via online voting that ended on Wednesday.
Arash Aazami, Founder of BAS said "It is a great honor to receive recognition from an institution like MIT. The Path To Zero is designed to enable people all over the world to become independent of fossil fuels and create sustainable value in their own communities. Winning this challenge helps us reach out to this global audience, and we are thankful for that."