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Energy Challenge

The annual Residence Energy Challenge encourages campus residents to examine their power usage and find ways to reduce wasted energy throughout the whole month. This conservation competition helps SCU get closer to its 2020 climate neutrality goal.

 

ATTEND EVENTS TO EARN POINTS!

Zero-Power Hour一道本不卡免费高清 - Monday, 10/07, time TBA across campus at all RLCs

tUrn climate action events - various times on days Oct. 14- 18

Sust Fest (Vendor Fair) - Friday, 10/18, 10 am - 2 pm, Alameda Lawn (in front of the library)

Harvest Festival - Friday, 10/18 @ 4-6 PM, The Forge Garden

Follow Sustainability at SCU on ,  and  to keep informed on more Energy Challenge events!

The Energy Challenge has three subcompetitions:

  • Energy Conservation - AC League
  • Energy Conservation - No AC League
  • Enthusiasm - Overall

This means that residence halls with 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).

Electricity Competitions

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

The efficiency of our energy use extends further and deeper than our wallets. Energy can be derived from many sources: coal, oil, wood, water, solar, wind, geothermal, and natural gas. The ways in which we extract and harness these energy sources is important as it affects our economy, social equity and justice, and the natural world.

一道本不卡免费高清The following simple actions can save you money and avoid excessive carbon emissions:

FOR BOTH ON- AND OFF-CAMPUS

  • Purchase and plug in a  to easily turn off all electronics and appliances with the flip of a switch (Unplugging appliances when not in use eliminate phantom loads, also known as ).
  • Swap out incandescent light bulbs with a compact fluorescent (CFL) or LED lights.
  • Turn off lights in rooms, bathrooms, and common spaces when unoccupied, not in use, and at night.
  • Before using air-conditioning or turning on the heat, add or remove a layer of clothing and close windows.
  • Wash your clothes in cold water.
  • Air dry about 50% or more of your laundry instead of an electric or gas dryer.
  • Wash FULL loads of dishes and clothes.
  • Take a 5-minute or less shower. It takes energy to heat up the water! If you take one minute off your shower, you save 1,024 gallons of water a year!

FOR ON-CAMPUS RESIDENTS AND USERS

  • Take the stairs if you are able, instead of the elevator, especially if you live in a building with 3 or less floors.
  • Share appliances like microwaves and fridges with your roommate, neighbor, and community rather than having your own.
  • Turn off your computer and monitor at the end of the day.
  • Participate in the annual Residence Energy Challenge. This is essential in further developing a campus culture of sustainability and in moving the University towards climate neutrality by the end of 2020. The Energy Challenge brings awareness to residents' energy consuming habits, engages residents in energy-conserving behaviors, and encourages residents to be engaged in identifying inefficiencies that we can improve.

一道本不卡免费高清You can monitor your RLC's energy use every day via a data dashboard that is updated by us from your building's energy meters.

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

一道本不卡免费高清*Due to unfortunate metering circumstances, Sobrato is only eligible for the Enthusiasm sub-competition.

 

Enthusiasm Points

All building/RLCs listed including Nobili and the University Villas are eligible for this sub-competition.

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 significance of energy reduction. At these events, residents can earn enthusiasm points for their RLC. The RLC with the most enthusiasm 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@explore-biography.com with a description of the program or initiative, a picture, the number of residents engaged or impacted, and the RLC. Enthusiasm points will be awarded only if content is submitted in the week that they occur. For instance, if an RLC implements a program on a Monday, the picture and details must be sent or posted within that day or before the next Monday to be considered.

Taylor - coldwaterwash

 

Social Media Award

一道本不卡免费高清Post creative, sustainable actions on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Mention your RLC and the following hashtags in order for it to count towards your building's enthusiasm! The more active you are on social media, the more raffle tickets you can win for the raffle prizes at the end-of-the-competition party, the Winners' Circle!

Example:

plate decoration _ loyola RLC

一道本不卡免费高清Individual prizes for conservation and enthusiasm are reusable bamboo utensil sets with a stainless steel straw and cleaner!

Reusable bamboo utensil set with succulents

2017 - 2018:

Conservation Award (Non-AC League): Xavier / Sanfilippo

Conservation Award一道本不卡免费高清 (AC League): Communitas / Campisi

Most Enthuasistic一道本不卡免费高清: Communitas / Campisi

2016 - 2017:

Conservation Award (Non-AC League): Unity / Mclaughlin & Walsh

Conservation Award一道本不卡免费高清 (AC League): Loyola / Sobrato

Most Enthuasistic: Alpha / Graham

2015 - 2016: 

Conservation Award (Non-AC League): Modern Perspectives (MP) / Dunne

Conservation Award一道本不卡免费高清 (AC League): Loyola / Sobrato

Most Enthuasistic: Loyola / Sobrato