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Stony Brook Holds First Winter Energy Reduction Competition

by Ryan Wolf

Sustainability at Stony Brook University doesn't stop for the holiday season, with Stony Brook having just completed its first ever "Winter Shutdown" Competition.

The winter break competition was held from December 18, 2015 to January 22, 2016 and involved the participation of a number of the University's residence halls. Altogether, 14 residence halls participated in competing to reduce their energy consumption to a bare minimum while the campus held its winter semester. Each residence hall committed to reducing its energy usage by shutting off lights, unplugging all unused appliances, making sure all unused faucets and showers were completely shut off and by following numerous other important energy saving strategies.

Altogether, the University successfully saved 224,191 kilowatt-hours of energy during the Winter Shutdown. In the end, Cardozo College came out on top by reducing their energy consumption by a whopping 56 percent! Hendrix College took second place, finishing with a 46.2 percent energy reduction. All 14 participating residence halls recorded reductions of at least 25 percent, making this competition a huge success!

This newly established winter competition was the first of its kind at Stony Brook; it will hopefully join Stony Brook's spring and fall Wolfie Unplugged competitions as a great example of the University's extraordinary commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability.

For a list of the competition's full results, please visit LUCID's Building OS application here.

For more information on this initiative, please contact:
Stony Brook University
Office of Sustainability
E-Mail: sustainability@stonybrook.edu

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Sustainability @ Stony Brook University