Green Fund Projects

Digital Shower Timers Project

The Digital Shower Timer Project's goals are to not only save water, decreasing Penn's water footprint, but also encourage lifelong sustainable conservation policies. 200 digital shower timers, divided evenly between Hill and one of the Quad houses, were installed during Summer 2012.. The project team will monitor water usage results on a monthly basis. Different signs and techniques will be used different halls of the same dorm and analyzed to discover the most effective timer and signage combination. 

Project Leader: 
Meg Schneider, C'13
Project Sponsor: 
Jason Dana, Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Status: 
In Progress

Fact

The operation of buildings contributes to 30-40% of total global energy use.