Campus News

November 29, 2010

Take Note

Competition just adds water to energy savings

The winners of Emory’s annual energy reduction competition have been announced. New this year, winners were also named for greatest reduction in water use. Each will receive $1,000 toward a sustainability-related prize.

Overall, the contest resulted in savings of 414,000kWh, 317 tons of CO2 emissions, and 54,000 gallons of water compared to October 2009. As a result, Emory had a $30,500 drop in utility costs from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31, 2010.

The winning buildings are:

 Building Category

 Energy Reduction

 Water Reduction

 Research building


 Whitehead Memorial

 Residential building

 Trimble Hall

 Thomas, Hopkins, Smith Complex

 Other buildings

 School of Nursing

 School of Medicine

The competition, sponsored by the Office of Sustainability Initiatives, is one way Emory engages the campus community to achieve its sustainability vision, including reducing water use, greenhouse gas emissions and energy use by 25 percent per square foot by 2015.

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