River Hall announced as 2014 Energy Challenge winner with 17.1% reduction!
From March 27 – April 10, Columbia’s undergraduate residential community* is invited to commit to the Energy Challenge, a hall-to-hall competition to reduce electricity output. The building that achieves the greatest percentage reduction in electricity use will win a catered party, and one lucky resident of the winning building will get an iPad! Complete the Energy Challenge commitment form to be eligible for the iPad and other drawing prizes.
|Turn off lights when not in use||Lighting and appliances account for 24% of direct CO2 emissions per U.S. household|
|Unplug electronics when not in use||5% to 10% of household energy is consumed by devices that remain plugged in when not in use. Use a powerstrip for your electronics and power down in one motion|
|Take the stairs||You'll help conserve energy, lessen crowding in elevator cars, and burn 700% more calories|
|Swap your incandescent bulb for an energy-efficient bulb for free at the Hartley Hospitality Desk****.||Energy-efficient bulbs use up to 75% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last six times longer.|
|Don't block your heating and/or cooling units with furniture or clothing||Helps keep units working efficiently|
|Reduce usage of hair dryers, shavers and other beautifying appliances||Just 15 minutes of blow-drying releases 1.2 kilograms of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere|
|Use cold water instead of hot water for your laundry||Your clothes will be just as clean, but you’ll use 80% less energy|
|Keep your shower short||Reduces the amount of energy required to heat your water and cuts down on gallons of water per shower|
|Encourage your fellow residents to participate in the Energy Challenge!||The higher the participation in your residence, the greater the impact on the environment and your chances to score the grand prize building party and iPad!|
- the grand prize iPad, to be awarded to one lucky resident of the winning building*
- a daily gift pack that includes an Energy Challenge t-shirt, a water bottle and $15 Flex***
Congratulations, Emma Yee!
- Opening Night Event, March 27: Check out photos from our evening with Roar-ee and NYC green mascot Birdie!
- Closing Night Event, April 10: Check out photo highlights from Green Fest 2014, where the winning building and iPad winner were announced!