Campus Conservation Nationals

CCN

Thanks to all those who competed, please continue to reduce your use.


 

Final Results

1st

Mary 

8.0%   

36.0 kW

33.1 kW

1,386.7 kWh

2nd

Tommy

5.6%

53.4 kW

50.4 kW

1,427.5 kWh

Total Savings:

2,814.2 kWh
3439 lbs. of CO2*


Who:

Students in Tommy and Mary competed for the $500 prize.  Results were updated every 2-3 days here.

What:

 We compared each residential hall's electricity usage to their previous usage. The residential hall at SJU that reduced electricity use by the highest percentage won!
What did they win: A cash prize of $500 to be used by RA's for programming.


When:

The Challenge lasted from Feb. 25th- March 17th.
 

Why compete?

Win prizes, to save money for the school, and decrease our carbon emissions.

How?

To save energy do any of the following-

  • Turn on your computer's energy savings settings on your personal computer. Screen savers don't save energy. Have the monitor shut off after 5-10 minutes and go to standby after 20 minutes

  • Turn off lights everywhere when they aren't in use!
  • Replace incandescent light bulbs with CFL's- Ask the sustainabilty office for them.
  • Plug your electronics into a power strip and turn it off when you aren't using it
  • Recycle, you can power a CFL for 10 hours with the energy it takes to make a new aluminum can
  • Take shorter showers at a lower temperature
  • Turn your heat down a degree or two
  • Unplug those mini-fridges!
  • Use task lighting and turn off your overhead lights
  • Unplug things in your room when you aren't using them, especially chargers
  • Take the stairs
  • Do laundry only when you have a full load

*The Average MN home uses 5,951 kWh per year. We saved over half that much in just three weeks!

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Office of Sustainability
sjusustainsw@csbsju.edu

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