CCN 2014 participants

Agnes Scott College American University Appalachian State University Ball State University Bard College Baylor University Bemidji State University Berea College Bowling Green State University Brown University Bryant University Cal Poly Pomona California Polytechnic State University California State University, Chico California State University, Fullerton Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Claremont Graduate University
Claremont McKenna College California State University, Northridge Colgate University College of Charleston Columbia University Concordia College Concordia University, Chicago Concordia University, Portland Cornell University Daemen College Dickinson College Drew University Drexel University East Tennessee State University Elon University Emory University Emory & Henry College Heartland Community College Hobart and William Smith Colleges Hofstra University Hollins University Howard University Humboldt State University Huston-Tillotson University Florida International University Georgia State University Gordon College Guilford College Gustavus Adolphus College Hamilton College Harvey Mudd College Illinois Institute of Technology Ithaca College John A. Logan College Joliet Junior College Kansas State University Lawrence Technological Universtiy Lewis and Clark Community College Louisiana State University Loyola Marymount University Loyola University Maryland Macalester College Luther College McHenry County College McLennan Community College Michigan State University Middlebury College Millersville University Missouri State University Montgomery College Moraine Valley Community College North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University North Dakota State University Northwest Missouri State University Oberlin College Okanagan College Oregon State University Ozyegin Parkland College Penn State University Pitzer College Pomona College Portland State University Prairie State College Purdue University Radford University Randolph College Rochester Institute of Technology Rock Valley College Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Rutgers University Saint Lawrence University Santa Clara University Scripps College Siena College Southern Connecticut State University Southern Illinois University Carbondale St. John's University Stanford University State University of New York at New Paltz State University of New York Institute of Technology Stony Brook University Taylor University The Ohio State University Thompson Rivers University Transylvania University Trinity University Tulane University Union College University of Alabama in Huntsville University at Albany University of Alberta University of Arkansas University of California, Merced University of California, Irvine University of California, Los Angeles University of California, Santa Barbara University of Cincinnati University of Colorado at Colorado Springs University of Denver University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois Urbana Champaign University of Kentucky University of Louisville University of Miami University of Minnesota, Twin Cities University of Missouri University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of North Carolina, Asheville University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill University of Michigan, Dearborn University of Northern British Columbia University of Richmond University of Texas University of Toledo University of Scranton University of Washington University of Wisconsin, Green Bay University of Wisconsin, Madison University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point Valencia College Vassar College Virginia Commonwealth University Wake Forest University Wayne State University Weber State University Webster University Western Carolina University Western Kentucky University Western Technical College Whitworth University Wright State University





Results




Electricity Competitions:

Number of schools: 109

Mean building vs. building electricity competition reduction: 4.5%

Median building vs. building electricity competition reduction: 3.7%


Water Competitions:

Number of schools: 15

Mean building vs. building electricity competition reduction: 2.3%

Median building vs. building electricity competition reduction: 2.0%



Top 10 Schools with the Greatest Overall Percent Reduction in Electricity

During their competitions these schools achieved reductions of 11 to 24%. Each of these schools in received a snazzy certificate commending them for their achievement.






Top 5 Schools with the Greatest Overall Percent Reduction in Water

During their competitions these schools achieved reductions of 4 to 17%. Each of these schools in received a snazzy certificate commending them for their achievement.



Please note that the margin of error associated with manually collected and entered electricity and water data does not allow us to provide an accurate ranking of the performance of participating schools.







Group Competition Results


Battle of the Plug 2014

  • Appalachian State University (WINNER)
  • Western Carolina University


Bears vs Tigers

  • Missouri State University (WINNER)
  • University of Missouri


Big Ten Unplugged

  • Pennslyvania State University (WINNER)
  • Michigan State University
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
  • University of Nebraska - Lincoln
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison


Bluegrass Unplugged

  • Berea College (WINNER)
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Kentucky


California PowerSave

  • California State University, Chico (WINNER)
  • Humboldt State University
  • University of California, Merced


CONSERVE WISCONSIN - Badgers vs. Pointers

  • University of WI - Stevens Point (WINNER)
  • University of WI - Madison


IGEN Unplugged

  • John A. Logan College (WINNER)
  • Heartland Community College
  • Lewis and Clark Community College
  • McHenry County College
  • Moraine Valley Community College
  • Parkland College
  • Prairie State College


NY Negawatt Challenge

  • St. Lawrence University (WINNER)
  • Colgate University
  • Hamilton College
  • Union College


Power Down Energy Challenge

  • Pitzer College (WINNER)
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Pomona College
  • Scripps College


Power of SUNY

  • SUNY New Paltz (WINNER)
  • Stony Brook University
  • SUNY Institute of Technology
  • University at Albany


Rocket/Falcon Smackdown 2014

  • Bowling Green State University (WINNER)
  • University of Toledo


SoCal PowerSave League

  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (WINNER)
  • Cal Poly Pomona
  • University of California, Santa Barbara


VCU-UR Energy Competition

  • Virginia Commonwealth University (WINNER)
  • University of Richmond





Poster Contest Winners




Check out photos and posters from CCN 2014



Prizes

Grand Prize 1: Building Dashboard with real-time electricity monitoring

WINNER: Loyola University Maryland

Sponsored by Lucid -- Schools whose overall percent reduction in electricity consumption puts them in the top 10 among participating schools will be entered to win a free Building Dashboard! (One school will win.) The prize package includes:

  • A customized Building Dashboard for the web that shows the real-time and historic whole-building electricity use of two campus buildings in an engaging, interactive format.
  • All of the hardware needed to collect real-time electricity data from the two buildings selected by the school. (Prize recipient is responsible for installing all hardware.)
  • A 1-year Software License for your Building Dashboard — we'll troubleshoot any issues for free for one year!
  • Note: Monitoring can only be provided for one electric feed, up to three phases up to 1200A, per building.


    Grand Prize 2: Building Dashboard with real-time water monitoring (NEW!)

    WINNER: Pomona College

    Sponsored by Lucid -- Schools whose overall percent reduction in water consumption puts them in the top 10 among participating schools will be entered to win a free Building Dashboard! (One school will win.) The prize package includes:

  • A customized Building Dashboard for the web that shows the real-time and historic whole-building water use of two campus buildings in an engaging, interactive format.
  • All of the hardware needed to collect real-time water data from one existing digital water meter (with a pulse or Modbus output) in each of the two selected buildings.
  • A 1-year Software License for your Building Dashboard — we'll troubleshoot any issues for free for one year!
  • Note: The prize recipient must provide their own digital water meters.


    Certificates of Recognition (NEW!)

    Sponsored by the CCN Program Organizers -- The top 10 schools in each category (electricity, water) will receive a snazzy, wall-worthy certificate commending them for their performance.

    Please note that the margin of error associated with manually collected and entered electricity and water data does not allow us to provide an accurate ranking of the performance of participating schools.

    Press



    Read the official CCN 2014 results press release



    Turn it off: WCU comes out on top in national energy reduction competition
    Smoky Mountain News | May 21, 2014

    Lights out! MSU cut energy use by 9.1 percent in April
    KY3 News | May 20, 2014

    Lights out! Missouri State University cut energy use by 9.1 percent in April
    KSPR (ABC Channel 33) | May 20, 2014

    Chico State students excel in national conservation competition
    Action News Now | May 16, 2014

    CSU, Chico Students Tops in Conservation Competition
    California State University, Chico Newse | May 15, 2014

    PSU ranked in top ten colleges for conserving energy
    Portland Tribune | May 14, 2014

    LSU finishes in Top 10 for electricity conservation
    The Advocate | May 14, 2014

    Loyola among 10 schools to reduce most electricity consumption in national conservation competition
    Loyola University News | May 14, 2014

    LSU Residential Life Earns Top 10 Spot in Electricity Reduction in Campus Conservation Nationals
    Louisiana State University Media Center | May 13, 2014

    Students save energy & water for Campus Conservation Nationals
    Inside WFU (Wake Forest University) | May 13, 2014

    Penn State students take top honor in Big 10 Campus Conservation Nationals
    Penn State News | May 12, 2014

    Portland State University ranked among top 10 energy conserving colleges in national competition
    The Oregonian | May 10, 2014

    Top 10 Energy Conserving Universities in US and Canada
    The University Herald | May 10, 2014

    Dickinson College cracks top 10 in national energy conservation contest
    Central Penn Business Journal | May 9, 2014

    Appalachian Part of National Competition That Saved 3 Million Pounds of CO2 and 476,000 Gallons of Water
    High Country Press | May 9, 2014

    Co-ops Dominate 2014 Ecolympics
    The Source (Oberlin College) | May 8, 2014

    Low Energy High Marks
    Dickinson News | May 7, 2014

    Challenging Apathy When It Comes To Campus Energy Use
    Alliance to Save Energy | May 7, 2014

    Bard in Top 10 of Conservation Contest
    Poughkeepsie Journal | May 7, 2014

    Low Energy High Marks
    Dickinson News | May 7, 2014

    WCU among top 10 institutions for energy reduction in national competition
    Western Carolina Journalist | May 6, 2014

    Bard College Students Finish in Top Ten in Nationwide Electricity Conservation Competition
    Bard College press release | May 6, 2014

    CCN saves 2.2 million kWh in fourth year!
    USGBC Blog | May 6, 2014

    National Wildlife Federation Announces Winners of the Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 Competition
    PR Web | May 5, 2014

    Appalachian part of national competition that saved 3 million pounds of CO2 and 476,000 gallons of water
    University News: Appalachian State University | May 5, 2014

    College Students Save 2.2 Million Kilowatt-hours, 476,000 Gallons of Water, and $196,000 during Electricity and Water Reduction Competitions
    Digital Journal | May 5, 2014

    Pomona Students Place in Top 5 In National Water Conservation Competition
    Press release | May 5, 2014

    WCU among top institutions for energy reduction
    Press release | May 4, 2014

    Maple Hill South Wins Hall Conservation Challenge
    The Arkansas Traveler (U of Arkansas) | May 1, 2014

    Fedde Hall conserves most energy of Big Ten schools in national competition
    Daily Nebraskan (University of Nebraska - Lincoln) | April 25, 2014

    Students Compete in First Year of UNL Unplugged
    University of Nebraska Announce| April 23, 2014

    UW-W takes part in national competition
    Royal Purple News (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater) | April 23, 2014

    MSU, Mizzou Compete to Save Energy
    The Standard (Missouri State University) | April 22, 2014

    Conservation Gamification Podcast
    Public Radio Exchange | April 22, 2014

    Hofstra Goes Green in National Conservation Challenge
    News @ Hofstra | April 19, 2014

    Heartland Competes to Save Energy
    Bloomington Pantagraph | April 17, 2014

    Oberlin College Ecolympics
    WEOL (AM 930) | April 17, 2014

    Springtime and a sustainable Stony Brook University
    Times Beacon Record | April 16, 2014

    University residence halls compete in Eco-Olympics
    The Daily Illini (University of Illinois at Urbana Champagne) | April 15, 2014

    With 17.1 percent reduction, River Hall wins 2014 Energy Challenge
    Columbia Daily Spectator (Columbia University) | April 13, 2014

    Less is More in Ecolympics Contest
    Oberlin College News Center | April 10, 2014

    Turning Off the Lights: From Carbon to Conservation, Assessing Columbia's Sustainability Efforts
    Columbia Daily Spectator (Columbia University) | April 3, 2014

    Wolfie Unplugged: StonyBrook University set to participate in Campus Conservation Nationals to focus on conserving electricity
    StonyBrook University Newsroom | April 1, 2014

    Bears and Tigers go head-to-head in Campus Conservation Nationals
    Missouri State University (press release) | April 1, 2014

    Energy Savings Rise with Campus Competition
    Brown Daily Herald (Brown University) | April 7, 2014

    UNL to horde initial energy-saving foe in chateau halls
    Energy News | April 2, 2014

    UNL to host first energy-saving competition in residence halls
    Daily Nebraskan (University of Nebraska - Lincoln) | April 2, 2014

    Campus Competes to Save Energy
    The Dickinsonian (Dickinson College) | March 26, 2014

    University of Minnesota to participate in Campus Conservation Nationals
    Sustainability & U (University of Minnesota blog) | March 25, 2014

    Campus wins state energy competition
    The Orion (Chico State University) | March 10, 2014

    Richmond falls to VCU in Campus ConseRVAtion Nationals competition
    The Collegian (University of Richmond) | March 5, 2014

    PSU reduces in the 2014 Campus Conservation Nationals
    Portland State Vanguard | February 24, 2014

    Campus Kicks off Conservation Competition
    Daily Barometer (Oregon State University) | February 21, 2014

    Campus Conservation Nationals 2014
    Ecologue: The Oregon State University Sustainabiltiy Blog | February 21, 2014

    What a Bright Idea
    The Lumberjack (Humboldt State University) | February 14, 2014

    WKU Dorms Compete to Conserve Energy
    College Heights Herald (Western Kentucky University) | February 10, 2014

    Sustainability is becoming a more prominent theme for UW Housing
    The Daily Cardinal (University of Wisconsin Madison) | February 2, 2014

    Let the Mania Begin!
    Hobart and William Smith Colleges news release | January 31, 2014

    Campus taking steps to address California drought
    Daily Sundial (California State University Northridge) | January 27, 2014

    ASUN Campaigns for Energy Conservation are Worthwhile
    Nebraskan Herald | November 7, 2013

    U.S. Green Building Council and Lucid to Launch Campus Conservation Nationals 2014
    Press release | September 17, 2013



    Poster contest


    Does your CCN poster have an awesome graphic? A catchy tag-line? Enter your CCN posters into the CCN 2014 Poster Contest for a chance to win up to $500 in cash!

  • 1st Prize: $500
  • 2nd and 3rd prize: $250
  • 4th and 5th prize: $150
  • All prizes are generously provided by the National Wildlife Federation.


    Voting

    Voting will take place from April 14 through April 23, 2014, with the five most popular posters winning!


    Recognition

    The winning posters will be featured on the CCN website, and all contest entries, including non-winners, will be featured on the CCN Poster Inspiration Board after the contest closes!


    Design Resources

    We highly encourage poster designers to include one or more of the CCN 2014 superheroes in their poster! .JPG, .PNG, and .EPS files of each of the CCN 2014 superheros can be downloaded on the Plan Your Competition page. Also check out the CCN Poster Inspiration Board!


    Eligibility

    The contest is open to students, faculty and staff whose school is registered for CCN 2014. Individuals and schools can submit an unlimited number of posters.


    Timeline

    The contest closes on April 4, 2014. Voting will run from April 14 through April 23. Winners will be announced on or around April 30, 2014.


    Contest closed on April 4, 2014



    How to participate in a nutshell


    Step 1: Attend a CCN 2014 Kick-Off Webinar or read this website to learn more about CCN 2014 and the benefits of participating

    Step 2: Sign up to participate by October 25, 2013.

    Step 3: Attend our series of four training webinars in early November to get an overview of how to run a successful competition. Take a look at the Plan Your Competition section of the CCN website for even more how-to and ideas.

    Step 4: Get buy-in from key campus staff and leader, such as your residential life and facilities staff. Have them sign the CCN 2014 Letter of Support and email your signed letter to ccn@competetoreduce.org by December 11, 2013.

    Step 5: Recruit the team of students and staff that you’ll need to make your competition a success!

    Step 6: Run an awesome 3-week competition using your school’s free, personalized Building Dashboard during the CCN 2014 competition window (February 3, 2014 through April 25, 2014).




    CCN 2014 Kick-Off Webinars

    All CCN 2014 Kick-Off Webinars are now over. However, you can review the slides from or watch a video of a CCN 2014 Kick-Off Webinar held earlier this fall below.



    Download the slidedeck from this webinar



    Have questions? Get in touch with us at ccn@competetoreduce.org