Lights Out! Round 2 is the second installment of a friendly energy-saving competition between campus buildings that encourages faculty, staff and students to consider how they can reduce energy use throughout the day and when they leave buildings in the evening.
This year's competition runs from March 4 through April 17.
How to Participate
Occupants of the buildings competing this year have several ways to get involved.
- Energy Pledge: Take the energy pledge to establish your commitment to saving energy.
- Training/Information Sessions: Several training/information sessions will be held on different days and times right up to the start of the competition. This is an opportunity to pick up some energy-saving tips that will allow you to land some early blows to the competition.
- Educational Resources: Energy saving tips are available on this site and will also be provided as handouts.
- Personal Consultations: The Center for Sustainability and Energy Solutions Professionals staffs are available to meet with your teams and/or individuals to discuss specific energy saving opportunities for your building, department, or work area.
Each building's energy savings is compared to the energy the building used during the same time period in 2011. Only electric use is measured since that is the energy source that building occupants typically have the greatest amount of control over.
The winning building will receive an award to display in their building until next year; and will hold all the bragging rights that come along with it.The 2012 contest resulted in a combined energy savings of 14.3% between the three participating buildings, with the winning building, Bailey Hall, saving 17.2% compared to the previous year.