Residence halls decrease consumption of energy during monthlong competition

Caitlin Saniga

A final meter reading revealed that the residence halls decreased energy consumption by 12.3 percent on average during the one-month conservation competition.

Stopher and Johnson halls were the only halls that increased energy consumption.


1. Twin Towers: 20.4 percent decrease

2. Centennial Courts A-F: 18 percent decrease

3. Prentice, Dunbar, Verder and Engleman halls: 16.5 percent decrease

4. Allerton Apartments: 16.2 percent decrease

5. Small Group: 13.6 percent decrease

6. Eastway: 10.6 percent decrease

7. Tri-Towers and Korb Hall: 6.7 percent decrease

8. Lake and Olson halls: 4.8 percent decrease

9. Stopher and Johnson halls: 11.2 percent increase

Thomas Dunn, associate director of Campus Environment and Operations, calculated that students saved 230,662 kilowatt-hours – the equivalent of 34 cars’ emissions – during the competition.

The competition, which ran from Oct. 15 through Nov. 13, compared energy consumption from the same time period last year to the consumption from this year.

More details of the competition are available at the Residence Services Web site:

– Caitlin Saniga