Power of One Energy Competition
All DHFS residence halls will be competing against each other to reduce their energy usage by the largest percentage from April 1-21. The residence hall that decreases their energy by the largest percentage will win $2,000 for an end of the year celebration and other needs for the residence hall. You can track your energy reductions and make commitments here.
This competition is part of a nation-wide effort, Campus Conservation Nationals, to reduce energy consumption in residence halls across the country by 1 gigawatt! Check out Campus Conservation Nationals for more information and to see how other schools are performing.
Look for tables in the dining halls, Facebook contests and the Lights Off. Shirts On. t-shirt giveaway during the duration of the contest!
Simple tips to reduce energy in your residence hall
- Use a desk lamp instead of overhead lighting
- Use a powerstrip to completely shut off power to your electronics when not in use
- Unplug all electronics and cell phone chargers, as they use energy even when not in use
- Use natural light when possible
- Adjust your computer's power setting to energy saving mode and set standby limits of 5 minutes
- Air dry laundry
- Take shorter showers
- Wash clothes on cold
- Turn off lights in common areas when not in use