McGill students garnered the Mechanical Engineering department’s annual Harry Pearce Prize when they created sustainable lighting using 48 neutral white LUXEON® Rebel LEDs to illuminate an underground train station platform. The project was the fruit of the labor of students from three McGill faculties – Engineering, Management and Law in an interdisciplinary design project in the area of industrial projects in lighting and renewable energy. This “Tri-Faculty Project”, a pilot supported by a grant from the Provost’s office brings upper-year students from the three faculties in collaboration with Future Electronics. The other projects included an LED street light designed to meet urban road requirements in China, an eco-city review of technology for sustainable living, and an energy audit of the Future Electronics offices in Pointe-Claire.McGill quartet wins Harr
The Tri-Faculty Project will continue to focus its research efforts on a theme of sustainability and renewable energy.