Data will be updated weekly once the competition begins in March 2017
Data updated in real time!
*Scores are calculated in points per capita
There are two separate scores being tracked:
The Electricity competition will be based on each dorm's percent energy reduction during the competition. We will be comparing each dorm's electricity useage to its own useage in previous months. Weekly electricity data will be reflected in the "Current Standings" section, and will be sent out in our weekly competition email. See below for more information on how to save electricity!
The Spirit competition will be based on each living group's total number of spirit points earned by its residents. This score will be normalized to the number of residents in the living group. Spirit points can be earned from February 28 through March 30. See below for more information on how to earn spirit points!
Don't live in a dorm or an FSILG? You can still compete! Individual students' spirit point totals will also be tracked. Your chances of getting a raffle prize increase with your spirit point total.
*Note: If you are a member of an FSILG but don't currently live there, your points will not count towards their total.
There are a lot of small ways to save electricity, and they all add up to make a difference. Here are some ideas below of ways that you can help your dorm to win, as well as developing sustainable habits for your daily life.
Spirit points are a way for you to show that you're being sustainable outside of reducing electricity usage. We keep track of how many spirit points you earn from February 28 to March 30, and your total will contribute to your dorm/FSILG's spirit point total, as well as increase your chances of winning a raffle prize.
You should earn spirit points because you can get awesome prizes! And help your dorm win money. Aside from material and monetary incentives, we also think that spirit points are a great way to make being sustainable fun and exciting.
Luckily, there are a lot of ways to earn spirit points.
The Dorm Electricity Competition was founded in 2006 by Tim Grejtak ‘11 in order to increase awareness of the importance of saving energy while developing strong energy-saving habits among students. After a three-year hiatus, the competition was brough back by the UA Committee on Sustainability, and we kicked off the competition in spring of 2013 with a Chipotle study break. The undergraduate dorms saved over 29,500 kWh over the month of April! DEC is now an annual competition during one month of the spring semester, and will be happening for the 5th consecutive year this March.
DEC Project Leader: Stephanie Chin
DEC Committee Members: Brandon Baraban, Avital Baral, Milani Chatterji-Len, Valerie Hunter, Jordyn Mann, Athena Ortega, Tina Pavlovich, Anya Quenon, Zach Schmitz, Mingshi Yang, and Sherry Zhou
UA Sustainability Chairs: Kathy Camenzind and Yanisa Techagumthorn
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