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Quad, Franklin Building: Power Down Challenge Champions

December 20, 2011, Volume 58, No. 16

The Quad College Houses (Fisher Hassenfeld, Riepe, and Ware) and the Franklin Building won this fall’s Power Down Challenge, a three-week energy conservation competition (November 1-20). The competition is part of the University’s larger commitment to reduce campus energy use by 17 percent by 2014, as outlined in the Penn Climate Action Plan. Both the Franklin Building and Quad College Houses reduced their electric consumption by more than 20 percent. Hillel also participated and saw more than a 14 percent electricity reduction thanks to involvement from their Eco-Reps group. See www.upenn.edu/sustainability/powerdown.html for more details about the Power Down Challenge results.

The Penn community is encouraged to keep up the energy conservation efforts over the winter break and into the new year. Power down peripherals, such as monitors and printers; offices should check with their LSP before powering down computers completely; or look for an email from LSPs with instructions.

Almanac - December 20, 2011, Volume 58, No. 16