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Three Randolph Residence Halls Competing to Save Energy

Competition between West, Webb, and Moore Halls is part of Randolph's participation in the Campus Conservation Nationals 2013

4/10/2013 8:25:05 AM


LYNCHBURG—For almost three weeks, three Randolph College residence halls have been engaged in a battle to see who can save the most energy. Currently West Hall has a lead over Moore and Webb Halls.

The College is one of 200 universities and colleges nationwide participating in the Campus Conservation Nationals 2013. Created by the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council through its Students Program and in partnership with Lucid, Alliance to Save Energy and the National Wildlife Federation, the competition is designed to promote electricity and water use reduction at colleges and universities.

At Randolph, students are competing against one another to see which residence hall can reduce its electricity consumption by the highest percentage over a three-week period. The competition began March 25. A winner will be announced April 15.

Randolph students are measuring the reduction in electricity through electric sub meters that were installed by the College a year ago. Graphs of the electricity consumption of each participating building are updated daily and can be found:

The object of the competition is to empower future generations of energy and environmental leaders and to foster a culture of conservation within campus communities.

Only seven of the 200 participating schools are from Virginia.

During the CCN 2012 competition, more than 208,000 students, living in 1,200 buildings at 100 colleges and universities, collectively reduced 1.7 MWH of electricity and 1.5M gallons of water. The 2013 competition is designed to build on that success and encourages students to brainstorm innovative solutions for how their school can save energy and cut costs.

“Campus Conservation Nationals provides the perfect venue for students to demonstrate how their collective drive, paired with individual action and responsibility, can have a significant impact on their campuses and communities,” said Pat Lane, USGBC students program manager at the Center for Green Schools. “We are excited to build upon the success of previous years and empower a new corps of student organizers to be green building leaders.”

“The growth of CCN, and the incredible results from 2012, clearly demonstrate the desire and ability for people to change their behavior when it comes to using resources. With the right information and tools, we’ve seen students able the make a significant impact on energy and water use, and more importantly inspire their peers to take action,” said Andrew deCoriolis, director of marketing and engagement at Lucid.

To learn more about the competition, visit

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations