Penn's Green Campus Partnership runs a three-week competition among a select group of campus buildings represented by various schools and centers to see which one can reduce its electricity the most over the course of the competition. Occupants in each building are challenged to reduce their normal electricity usage and help play a role in Penn’s energy conservation initiatives.
Every week, each building’s energy consumption was calculated and standings results posted on the Building Dashboard website and in participating building lobbies. All reductions compare to a unique baseline for each building.
2012 CAMPUS BUILDING COMPETITION
|Campus Building||# in Green Team||% Change||kWh Change||notes|
|Jaffe, SAS||4||-21.6||-992||#1 in % decrease|
|Steinhardt Hall, Hillel||3||-12.6||-3415|
|Huntsman Hall, Wharton||15||-7.4||-35558||#1 in absolute decrease|
|4040 Chestnut, Department of Public Safety||11||-4.4||-1361|
|Franklin Building, Office of the EVP||13||-2.8||-2846||The Franklin Building had a 20% reduction during the 2011 competition, the hightest among campus buildings, and a 12% sustained reduction over the rest of the year. Although there were fewer opportunities for energy savings available to occupants during this year's competition, the building still recorded a 2.8% reduction -- a significant accomplishment.|
|Steinberg Conference Center, Wharton and Aramark||4||-2.5||-3333|
|Anatomy-Chemistry, School of Medicine||3||-0.8||-756|
|Hayden Hall, SAS & SEAS||6||-0.5||-102|
|Meyerson, Penn Design||2||-0.1||-70|
||5||+6.6||+3055||The six building heat pumps in Levine were turned off during the baseline period. The FRES engineering team is calculating a revised baseline to normalize the data and provide a more accurate record of performance.|
*The Penn Law Complex is participating as a pilot program this year. They will be tracking their results but are not an official part of the Campus Building Competition.
Participating buildings are ranked based on their percent electricity reduction and total kilowatt-hour reduction against their unique baseline. The building with the highest percent reduction and the building with the greatest kilowatt-hour reduction at the end of the competition will be the winners.
Energy savings are displayed in savings of kWh and dollars. The estimated dollar savings are based on an average rate of $.09/kWh for residential and commercial electricity pricing in our region.