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Power of You Light Out Challenge Results

Power of You volunteers completed a visual tally of all offices, meeting rooms, classrooms, and laboratories that directly and indirectly participated in the one-hour challenge. The Sustainability Office with the assistance of Facilities Management monitored the energy use of each academic/administration building the day before the event and the day of the event and tabulated the results.  Based on the number of audited spaces, the campus participation rate was 48.9%.

The participation winner was Reichwald Health Sciences Centre with 75.4% of the building turning off their lights.  2nd place:  Creative and Critical Studies with 65.7% of the building turning off their lights.

The conservation winner was Science reporting a 28.4% decrease in energy consumption.  2nd place:  Reichwald Health Sciences Centre reporting a 17.5% decrease in energy consumption.

UBC Okanagan Campus conserved 2,322.63 kWh during the 1hr challenge.  This is enough energy saved to power 2.33  residential refrigerators for 1 year!  If the campus conserved this amount every noon hour for an entire year this would equal $44,083.52/year!

 

Participation

Conserved kWh

Reduction %

ADM

55.9%

169.73 kWh

-8.7%

ARTS

28.1%

306.43 kWh

-16.4%

ASII

48.5%

consumed 12.29 kWh more

0.7%

CCS

65.7%

81.79 kWh

-8.4%

EME

57.3%

374.44 kWh

-6.9%

FIP

37.2%

162.85 kWh

-7.7%

LIB

50.0%

114.06 kWh

-7.2%

RHS

75.4%

348.66 kWh

-17.5%

SCI

44.0%

919.04 kWh

-28.4%

UNC

28.6%

consumed 142.08 kWh more

5.7%

Last reviewed shim2/10/2015 11:14:20 AM