|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||March 12, 2013|
Pacific Lutheran University
ER-2: Student Sustainability Outreach Campaign
|5.00 / 5.00||
Does the institution hold a campaign that meets the criteria for this credit?:
The name of the campaign(s):
A brief description of the campaign(s):
The unPLUg campaign is a competition between residence halls geared toward reducing their energy usage. Throughout the campaign students receive education about phantom load and how to reduce energy usage. Each hall competes against a hall with a similar energy consumption level. At the end of the first round the winning halls are given smart strips to help them further reduce their energy consumption for the next two rounds. Ultimately, the hall that has the most significant reduction in energy wins the competition and receives a prize.
A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign(s):
During the 2011 fall semester, PLU saved $115,477 worth of electricity during the months of unPLUg. The winning residence hall ended the competition by reducing its total electricity consumption by 30%.
The website URL for the campaign:
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