Competition rules and instructions for participants


This competition is organized by Sähköinsinöörit - SIL ry (SIL). SIL is a non-profit-professional networking community in the electricity sector. More information can be found at here.


The competition is supported by the following organizations:

The competition is also supported by a number of companies, whose contact details can be found on the competition website.


The competition starts on 11 January 2021 and ends on 30 November 2021. Registration for the competition must be completed by September 30, 2021. All 11.1. - 30.9. Teams that have registered between will be included in the competition and the submitted competitions will be evaluated by January 15, 2022.

Participate in the competition as a group. The group must have 4-6 students, so that the group is led by an electrical engineering student and there must be at least one other building engineering student.

Registration must be made by September 30, 2021 to the local competition instructor.

Locally, the competition is directed by a representative of the educational institution, which may be more than one in the same educational institution.

The task of the competition is related to the energy efficiency of the building.

The aim of the group participating in the competition is to present a solution model that will improve the energy efficiency of an existing property type and thus reduce CO2 emissions throughout the country. The group may choose a property type that represents at least 20 years old type building. The property type can be a residential building, a commercial building facility, etc. When choosing a property type, the general validity of the proposed solution must be taken into account, ie how well it can be replicated to similar types of properties.

The task of the group is to build a presentation that shows the following:

  • Presentation of the selected item with justification, pp / pdf presentation
  • Typical challenges for the selected site, pp / pdf presentation
  • Proposed solutions to improve energy efficiency, pp / pdf presentation
  • Presentation of the chosen solution with justification, pp / pdf presentation
  • Calculations of the effects of the proposed solutions, payback period, excel spreadsheet
  • Assessment of the scalability of the solution, example, pp / pdf presentation
  • Video presentation of the solution (up to 5 minutes)

As a hint, we’ll add a few keywords: human behavior, demand response, intelligence, gaming.


When evaluating the competition entries, the realism, innovation and user-friendliness of the solution are taken into account. In addition to the fluency of the presentation, it is also taken into account whether all the matters listed in the assignment have been presented and whether the presentation of the instructions has been followed.

Material to support the task will be provided by companies that support competition. Contact information for companies supporting the competition and information on available materials can be found on the competition website.


Entries submitted according to the rules will be judged by a jury. The total amount of the prizes is 15 000 €, and the jury will decide on the distribution to the three best teams. If there are less than three entries, the jury will decide on their award based on the level of entries.

The jury has the opportunity to award special prizes for good individual partial solutions or performances.

The works submitted to the competition will also be displayed on SIL's website after the competition.

The works submitted to the competition will be presented at events organized by SIL. Competition support organizations can also take advantage of submitted work.

The awards will be presented at a later date in early 2022 in Helsinki.

Participation requires SIL membership. Joining and the 1st year is free for students (later the annual fee is 16 € per student)

The contact details of the students who participated in the competition are available to those who support the competition for marketing purposes during the competition and for 3 months thereafter. The data must then be deleted from the sponsor's register, unless the person has given his or her consent to the use of the contact details for each sponsoring organization.

Additional instructions for participants

The size of the participating group must be as instructed. The team must first decide what type of property will be examined in the assignment. It is worth considering the scalability of the final result so that the selected Property Type is general.

The different types are, for example, but the list is not binding:

  • Residential buildings
  • Accommodation facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Assembly spaces 
  • Commercial buildings
  • Production and storage facilities

The energy intensity and prevalence of a property type have influence on the savings potential and thus influence on the country's CO2 emissions.

More information

Ilkka Manner, the Chairman, SIL-S,
Marko Vuorio, Executive Director, Sähköinsinöörit – SIL ry,
Jouni Kekäläinen, the Chairman of the Board, Sähköinsinöörit – SIL ry,