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 %|
|ASII||48.5%||consumed 12.29 kWh more||0.7%|
|UNC||28.6%||consumed 142.08 kWh more||5.7%|
For more information on the 2017 results, click here.