Campus Conservation National contest announced

Submitted by Lucid Design Group

2010-10-18 18:05:08

Lucid Design Group, Alliance to Save Energy and National Wildlife Federation announced the Campus Conservation Nationals October 5, 2010.
The Alliance to Save Energy, in partnership with Lucid Design Group and the National Wildlife Federation, today announced the launch of Campus Conservation Nationals 2010, the first real-time, nationwide electricity and water use reduction competition. Starting November 1st, forty colleges and universities will compete to achieve the greatest reductions in their residence halls over a 3-week period.
Using Lucid's Building Dashboard, participating schools will be able to instantly compare performance, share winning strategies and track standings among the leading schools and buildings. Campus Conservation Nationals leverages the momentum of popular dorm energy competitions and extends the playing field to include rival institutions from across the country. Winning campuses and residence halls will be awarded a prize package provided by the U.S. Green Building Council and Study Like a Champion.
Research has shown that feedback on electricity and water consumption, combined with competitive spirit and incentives, can result in significant resource use reductions in buildings.
Campus Conservation Nationals 2010 features some of the leading colleges and universities from across North America. Participants include:
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
DePauw 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
Southern Methodist University
St. John's University
Suffolk University
University of British Columbia
University of California, Irvine
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Missouri
University of New Hampshire
University of Oregon
University of Richmond
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Wittenberg University
On residential college and university campuses, activities that take place in buildings account for the majority of energy use, water use and total greenhouse gas emissions. While most schools recognize the value of upgrading infrastructure to maximize efficiency, changing the behavior of building occupants is also recognized as a critical component of conservation.
This first-of-its-kind resource reduction competition offers valuable educational opportunities, such as enabling students to teach themselves conservation behaviors, as well as environmental and economic benefits. Above all, Campus Conservation Nationals is designed to empower the future generation of energy and environmental leaders, and foster a culture of conservation within campus communities.
To learn more about the competition, follow which schools are in the lead this November or join the 2011 competition, visit the web site:

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About Lucid Design Group
Lucid Design Group, Inc. is a privately held cleantech software company, founded in 2004, and a pioneer in providing real-time information feedback to teach, inspire behavior change and save energy and water resources in buildings. Over the past six years, Lucid's team has endeavored to make resource use visible, accessible and engaging so that building occupants have the data visualization and communication tools to manage and reduce their consumption.
Today, tens of thousands of people live and work in schools, companies, community and commercial buildings and homes enhanced by Lucid's web-based Building Dashboard® technology. Now in its fourth generation, the intuitive Building Dashboard® user interface allows occupants to connect personal electricity, water and natural gas consumption with the actions and events that take place within buildings.

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