Do It In The Dark Energy Conservation Competition Between Residence Halls – Standings as of Nov. 7

November 8th, 2013 by Brian

“Do It In The Dark” is an energy savings competition between residence halls at PSU and is back for its seventh year! Do It In The Dark was created by students at PSU in 2007 and runs from October 1st through November 30th.  It is an annual contest in which the traditional residence halls compete to see who can save the most energy by making conscious efforts to lower consumption and improve energy conservation. The winning residence hall wins ½ price laundry for the month of February! Save energy this year and help us be more sustainable!

As of October 31, 2013, we have the current competition standings of each residence halls percentage of electricity use reduced compared to baselines from the past five years. Pemigewasset Hall is in first place with a reduction of 14.97% of energy. In second place, not far behind from first place, is Belknap with a reduction of 13.69% of energy. In third place is Grafton hall with a reduction of 12.86% of energy. In fourth place is Smith Hall with a reduction of 10.78% of energy. In fifth place is Langdon woods with a reduction of 6.35% of energy. In sixth place is Blair hall with a reduction of 4.92%. In last place is Mary Lyon Hall with a reduction of 0.30% of energy.

These standings can easily fluctuate within the next three weeks of the competition. Any residence hall has the ability to come from behind and win this competition. The idea of this competition is to make everyday changes in our lives to save us money and help us live more sustainable for a lifetime. Doing simple changes such as turning off unused appliances, TVs, and game consoles can make a big difference. Make these changes more often and you may see your residence hall reach closer to that first place spot! Good luck, and do your part to help your hall win!

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