Whitworth University really gets energy efficiency   


Trophy presentation
Students and check
Whitworth student body president Eric Fullerton is
joined by Avista’s Chris Drake for a special award
Whitworth’s Cornerstone Hall was one of the top
three living groups in the entire competition. Here,
students receive a $500 award to be used for non-
energy consuming dorm improvements.
Students earn school the title of Most Energy Efficient University in 2011, via Power Down, Add Up

Post by Dan Kolbet

Pirates know how to Power Down, Add Up - at least the ones at Whitworth University do.  The school celebrated October’s National Energy Awareness Month by competing in (and earning top honors for) the Avista Power Down, Add Up, energy conservation challenge between all the universities in Avista’s service territory.

Together with students from Washington State University, the University of Idaho, Gonzaga University, and North Idaho College, students recorded an estimated savings of 78,470 kilowatt hours, which is enough power to supply 2,841 homes for a day.

At the end of the competition it was Whitworth students who conserved the most energy, earning them the title of Avista’s Most Energy Efficient University in 2011.

Congratulations to everyone who participated. The energy efficiency habits learned through this challenge should serve you well for the rest of your collegiate career and beyond.
Posted by  System Account  on  11/21/2011
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