Dec 03, 2010
Humboldt State University won the top spot among college campuses looking to reduce water use in residence halls as part of the inaugural Campus Conservation National competition.
The competition took place from Nov. 1 – 19, with the aim of educating students about the importance of conserving resources, such as energy and water, in their residences. By the end of the competition, HSU was able to reduce water use by 15.4 percent.
As part of the competition, the contest organizers have provided HSU with building dashboard software from the Lucid Design Group that allows users to track water and electricity consumption. View the dashboard at this link http://buildingdashboard.net/humboldt/
The Campus Conservation Nationals took place over a 3-week period with campuses from across the country competing against each other in a challenge to see who can reduce electricity and water use the most. Campus Participants included: American University, Appalachian State University, Bowdoin College, Bowling Green State University, Brown University, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, City College of New York, Columbia University, Elon University, Emory University,Guilford College, Hamilton College, Humboldt State University, Kent State University, Luther College, Miami University, New York University, Oberlin College, Ohio State University, Radford University, San Diego State University, San Francisco State University, Southern Methodist University, St. John’s University, Suffolk University, University of Akron, University of British Columbia, University of California Irvine, University of California San Diego, University of California Santa Cruz, University of Cincinnati, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Kentucky, University of Maryland College Park, University of Missouri, University of Oregon, University of Richmond, University of Toledo, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and Wittenberg University.
The contest was sponsored by the Alliance To Save Energy, the National Wildlife Federation, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Ohio Board of Regents.
For more information, visit Campus Conservation Nationals.