The Power Down Challenge for campus buildings is a month-long energy reduction competition among a select group of non-residential buildings representing various schools and centers. Occupants compete to see which building can reduce its electricity use the most over the course of the competition and contribute to Penn's energy conservation goals.
Every week, each building’s electricity consumption will be calculated and standings results posted on this website and in participating building lobbies. The 2015 competition will be based on two different measurements of reduction:
All reductions are based on a comparison to a baseline electricity usage determine for each building. Each building's consumption will be posted weekly. The winning building for each category will receive a $750 prize and any additional buildings achieving a 10% reduction will receive a $250 prize.
The 9 buildings participating in this year's competition are: