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Who's Powering Down Best after Competition Week 3?

February 25, 2014

Meyerson Hall (School of Design) continues to pull ahead in the Non-residential campus buildings competition, while DuBois College House takes first among Residential Buildings for Percent Reduction in Energy Use, and Sansom Place takes the lead in Gross Reduction in Energy Use.

During this year's Power Down Challenge, residents in each Penn College House and occupants of 7 non-residential campus buildings are challenged to reduce their normal electricity usage and help play a role in Penn’s energy conservation initiatives. Each week during this 4-week competition, energy usage will be tallied and reported to all.

Visit our Power Down Challenge page and view the weekly results the College House competition or the Campus Buildings competition.


The 2014 Power Down Challenge resulted in a combined savings of over 35,000 kWh across campus –enough to power 3.3 homes’ electricity for one year.

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