Xavier a Rainbow of Energy Saving

April 8, 2013

As part of Campus Conservation Nationals, a national energy competition, Xavier University is holding a competition among the seven residence halls on campus to see which can reduce its energy consumption (water and electricity) by proportionately more than the others. A baseline measurement has been taken. Data will be tracked throughout the competition.

On April 22, Earth Day, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., a celebration will be held for the winning residence hall and of the event and the energy saved. The winning residence hall’s color will be displayed in the Gallagher Student Center atrium, the site of the party.

• The Village is red
• The Commons is orange
• Kulhman is yellow
• Buenger is green
• Husman is blue
• Brockman is purple

Xavier students can track their building’s energy consumption on a special website throughout the competition. Hall Captains and Resident Assistants will organize energy-saving activities, such as:
• Pooling laundry so that washers and dryers are full.
• Turning off lights in empty rooms and using natural light whenever possible.
• Unplugging electronics and other devices not currently being used.
• Turning off the faucet while brushing teeth and taking shorter showers.
• Adjusting the heat or air conditioning to more reasonable levels.

The first event was April 2, when a model dorm room was set up in the lobby of Fenwick Hall. One side of the room showed the DO side and the other the DON’T side as to how to conserve energy.
During the second week, water bottles will be given away. Informational slips about the competition and how to reduce will be given with each bottle.