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Fall Energy Smackdown Competition!

2018 Energy Smackdown

Complete to reduce energy...

Completion Dates: Monday, October 22nd - Friday, December 7th, 2018

Energy Smackdown: You look like a million kilowatt hours

Can we reach a million?! Cornell is getting energized for its annual Energy Smackdown competition where students, staff, and faculty will compete for 6 weeks to cut back their energy use on campus – an important step towards achieving a carbon neutral campus by 2035. This year, we’re aiming to lose big – 1 million kWh over 6 weeks, that’s the equivalent of 140 homes’ energy use for a full year! So keep an eye out for our high impact energy savings tips for residential, office, and lab spaces. You can also keep track of our energy use (and renewable energy production) across campus year-round using our real-time metering data.

So how will you be energy smart? You’re encouraged to act alone and in groups, so start planning today for what changes you’ll make in October and beyond. Could you wash your clothes in cold water only? Hang up your clothes instead of using the dryer? Take colder and shorter showers? Unplug your computer and phone chargers as soon as they’re done charging, every time?

What’s easy, and what would be a challenge?

Feel like a million bucks, help save a million kWh.

How to Participate:

Individuals can participate, but you can also compete as a building. Organize a team in your building to compare results week to week! Here's how to get started:

Sign up for our listserv and follow us on Facebook 

Implement the new actions in your life or building each week, then share what you've done on our Facebook page.

Every week, each building’s energy consumption and standings results will be posted on the Cornell Building Dashboard. All reductions compare to a unique baseline for each building.

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