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Energy Challenge

The 7th annual Residence Energy Challenge in February encouraged campus residents to examine their power usage and find ways to reduce wasted energy use throughout the whole month. Congratulations to Modern Perspectives (Dunne) for winning the Conservation Award for the "Non-AC League" and Loyola for winning the Conservation Award for the "AC League" and the overall Most Enthusiastic Award.

How the Challenge works: 

This year, the Energy Challenge will have three sub-competitions: two for energy conservation between the "AC League" and "No AC League" buildings and the last for overall enthusiasm. 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." 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 residence halls, and those in the residence halls with the most enthusiasm for energy conservation efforts will be awarded prizes (3 RLC winners in all).

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. 

Energy Dashboard

View your RLC building's daily electricity usage with this dashboard and see competition rankings for conservation (AC League, No AC League). You can even log in using Facebook to commit to actions to help your RLC save energy! (Enthusiasm weekly rankings will be displayed on this SCU webpage and not the dashboard.)
 

Energy Challenge Enthusiasm Points

The RLC with the most points accumulated during the Energy Challenge is awarded the "Most Enthusiastic" building award. Enthusiasm can be reported to the Center for Sustainability by posting on the Facebook page, or emailed to sustainability@scu.edu with a description of the program or initiative, a picture, the number of residents engaged or impacted, and the RLC. See details on Enthusiasm Points, and check out below for up-to-date standings!

Prizes

Winning RLC buildings will receive a catered party, special individual prizes for RLC winners, as well as opportunities to win at a raffle at the Winners' Circle event in the first week of March. New this year is the SOCIAL MEDIA AWARD given to individuals who post their creative, sustainable actions on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. All posts must have the appropriate hashtags to be counted. #sustainableSCU #scuenergychallenge

Electricity Competitions

AC League
RLCs in user controlled air-conditioned (AC) residence halls
  • Alpha (Graham)
  • Communitas (Campisi)
  • Da Vinci (Casa)
  • Loyola (Sobrato)
  • Nobili
No AC League
RLCs in no user controlled air-conditioned (no AC) residence halls
  • Cyphi (Swig)
  • Modern Perspectives (Dunne)
  • Unity (McLaughlin/Walsh)
  • Xavier (Sanfilippo)

Enthusiasm Competition

(for highest number of active residents and actions engaging in energy conservation and peer education)
  • Alpha (Graham)
  • Communitas (Campisi)
  • Cyphi (Swig)
  • Da Vinci (Casa)
  • Loyola (Sobrato)
  • Modern Perspectives (Dunne)
  • Nobili
  • Unity (McLaughlin/Walsh)
  • Villas
  • Xavier (Sanfilippo)
Zero Power Hour will be held on 2/8 with a different event at each RLC:
     
RLC EVENT TIME
Unity S'mores 'n' Frisbee 6:00 PM
Graham BBQ 6:00 PM
Swig Glow in the Dark Soccer 9:00 PM
Campisi Glow in the Dark Dodgeball 6:00 PM
Xavier Glow in the Dark Dodgeball 6:00 PM
da Vinci dodge ball with sobrato  
Loyola Glow in the Dark Dodgeball 6:00 PM
 

Social Media Prize

Show us your pic of #TurnDownforWatts

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