Power Down Challenge

Energy Reduction Competition

February 2 - 28, 2015.

The Power Down Challenge is a month-long building energy reduction competition hosted by Penn’s Green Campus Partnership. Select residential and campus buildings will compete against each other from February 2nd – 28th to reduce electricity usage and help contribute to the University’s Climate Action Plan goals.

The Power Down Challenge is a month-long energy reduction competition among College House and Sansom Place residents hosted by Penn's Green Campus Partnership.  Students in each residence participate to see which building can reduce its energy use the most and compete for prizes.

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, which takes place during the month of November.  Thirteen chapters participated in the pilot program during 2014.

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A dozen easy energy saving tips.

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