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Power Down, Add Up
Post by Dan Kolbet

The Spokesman-Review article in today’s online edition, “Avista gears audits toward plugged-in college students,” is worth a look to see some of the practical applications uncovered during our recent  “Power Down, Add Up,” contest.

The article highlights a Gonzaga student who participated in the program that promoted energy efficiency by encouraging students to take simple steps like turning off electronics and unplugging chargers when not in use, turning off lights when leaving a room, and not letting the hot water run unused.

Through October the contest was able to save 11585kWh (kilowatt hours) of electricity, which is equal to heat 220 homes per day; light 591 homes per day or power 419 homes per day. Pretty darn good!

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Posted by  System Account  on  11/8/2010
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