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The 6th Annual Energy Challenge will commence in Winter Quarter 2015, Weeks 5-8.
The Energy Challenge encourages campus residents to examine their power usage and find ways to reduce wasted energy use. Rather than directly rivaling against one another, residence halls attempt to reduce their building's electricity consumption in comparison to historical use, adjusted for changing numbers of residents. Students in the top-conserving building and those in the building with the most enthusiasm for energy conservation will win!
This year, the Energy Challenge will have two competitions between the "AC League" and "No AC League" buildings. This means that residence halls that have user control of air conditioning are in the "AC League" group, and those that do not have individual user control are in the "No AC League." There will be 4 RLC winners this year: 2 top conserving buildigns and 2 most enthusiastic buildings, one from each of the respective competitions.
In the spirit of the game and competition, the Energy Challenge includes other activities to unify both the Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) on campus and off-campus students under the message of the importance of energy conservation. Activities will include: Zero-Power Hour | For all RLCs | Monday Night Social, from 9 - 10 pm. More details coming soon.