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Power Down Challenge

Energy Reduction Competition 2014

February 3 - March 2, 2014

The Power Down Challenge is a four-week building energy reduction competition hosted by Penn’s Green Campus Partnership. Select residential and campus buildings will compete against each other from February 3rd – March 2nd to reduce electricity usage and help contribute to the University’s Climate Action Plan goal of a 17% energy reduction by 2014. 

The Power Down Challenge is a four-week energy competition among all College Houses and Sansom Place to see which residence can reduce its electricity the most over the course of the competition. Residents in each building are challenged to reduce their normal electricity usage and help play a role in Penn’s energy conservation initiatives.

Penn's Green Campus Partnership ran a four-week competition among a select group of non-residential campus buildings represented by various schools and centers to see which one could reduce its electricity the most over the course of the competition. Occupants in each building were challenged to reduce their normal electricity usage and help play a role in Penn’s energy conservation initiatives.

The Greek Power Down Challenge is a month-long energy reduction competition hosted by Greek Eco-Reps taking place during November 2014.  Thirteen chapters will participate in this year's pilot program to see which fraternity or sorority house can lower their electricity use the most during the one-month period.

Download posters for your building, office, classroom, or College House. Use our campaign logos, or download other materials that can be helpful in the promotion of Powering Down!

 

A dozen easy energy saving tips.

See how Power Down Challenge Participants have successfully cut their energy usage in past years.