1st Annual All-Hill Save Energy Competition
UCLA's 1st Residence Hall energy competition just completed. Students competed Hall-to-Hall to reduce their electricity usage for the month of February.
The competition was a great success. Hundreds of students participated and together saved a lot of energy.
After doing a weather adjustment (February was a colder month than January), we estimate the energy competition saved over 27,580 KWH of electricity for the month of February.
The energy saved is equivalent to:
- The energy needed to run 685 60-watt light bulbs continuously for an entire month
- 34,140 lbs of carbon emission
- $2,300 in utility costs
687 student residents pledged online as part of the competition. Hedrick Hall, Hedrick Summit, and Sproul Hall were tied for the highest number of pledges per residents in their buildings. About 10% of the students living in each of the hall pledged.
At the floor level, 2nd floor Sproul Hall had the most pledges of any floor, with a total pledge count of 28. 2nd floor Hedrick Hall was a close runner-up with 24 pledges.
The building with the greatest energy reduction was Hitch Suites, with a 7% reduction based on the January baseline (weather adjusted). Hedrick Summit had the next greatest energy reduction with 5%.
With a great showing in both percent building pledges and percent energy reduction, Hedrick Summit emerged as the Grand Prize winner. The grand prize for Hedrick Summit -- as well as some give-aways for pledgers --will be distributed the first week of spring quarter.
Thanks for Participating. Keep conserving!
UPDATE: Check out the photos from the Hedrick Summit Grand Prize Ice Cream Social!
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Published: Monday, March 09, 2009
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