Do it in the Dark: Energy Competition
Do it in the Dark: ENERGY COMPETITION
March 28th through April 15th
Use SLU's Dashboard to help reduce your residence's electricity use-make SLU Green-win a prize!
Who: You, your roommate, your neighbor down the hall. All students living in St. Lawrence owned residences; dorms; themes; townhouses.
What: Electricity reduction competition, compete with other residences to see who can reduce their per person electricity usage the most over the next three weeks. Dorms compete against other dorms and themes and town houses compete against each other.
Where: Your dorm room, common room, bathroom, kitchen, townhouse and theme house
When: Monday, March 28th through Friday, April 15th
Why: Behavior has a noticeable impact on utility usage in buildings. During the period of the competition students will be encouraged to find ways to reduce their electricity usage through behavior changes that could be sustained for the rest of the semester.
Prizes: The wining residence will be invited to a mock-tail party the evening of April 27th.
Tips: Check out our green guide for electricity reduction tips
Q. I live in Dean Eaton, it is the biggest dorm won't my dorm use more electricity than a smaller residence?
A. Winners will be decided based on per person electricity usage in each residence. Residences are competing in two categories; dorms and houses. The dorm and house that reduce the most electricity per person (based on the building's average usage) will be the winners. Each will have a mock-tail party to celebrate.
Q. My room is too hot but I don't have a thermostat, how can I help win?
A. If a room or common space is overheated call the heating plant at 229-5205. The competition is based only on electricity reduction; however reporting overheating is critical as we work toward our University energy reduction goals.
Q. I know it will be much
harder to get everyone in my dorm involved in the competition; won't a smaller
theme house be more likely to win?
A. Residences are competing in two categories; dorms and houses. The dorm and house that reduce the most electricity per person (based on the building's average usage) will be the winners.