The first real-time, nationwide building energy and water use reduction competition
Campus Conservation Nationals 2010 is a nationwide resource use reduction competition that challenges college and university campuses to achieve the greatest electricity and water use reductions during a 3-week period. Taking place from November 1-19, the Campus Conservation Nationals will utilize Lucid Design Group's Building Dashboard®, provided for free for CCN participants during the competition. CCN's goals are to:
- Engage, educate, motivate, and empower students to conserve resources in their residences
- Achieve measurable reductions in electricity and water use in the residences, and prevent the associated carbon dioxide emissions
- Save money on utility bills
- Foster a culture of conservation within campus communities
- Participate in a program that enables students to teach themselves conservation behaviors that they can employ in the home and workplace in the future
- Enable students to develop leadership and community organizing skills
Colleges and universities from across the U.S. will be competing to reduce energy and water use compared to recent consumption in their buildings. Residence halls where students live full time will be among the participating buildings.
Appalachian State University
Bowling Green State University
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
City College of New York
Humboldt State University
Kent State University
New York University
Ohio State University
San Diego State University
Southern Methodist University
St. John's University
University of British Columbia
University of California, Irvine
University of California, San Diego
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Cincinnati
University of Colorado at Boulder
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Missouri
University of New Hampshire
University of Oregon
University of Richmond
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
An exciting prize package will be awarded to students on the winning campus and in the winning residence halls. This year's prizes are being provided by a number of generous sponsors.
Lucid Design Group will award Building Dashboard for 2 buildings to the winning campus, enabling students to view, compare and share building resource use data, track budgets, host real-time competitions and communicate sustainability efforts to the campus community.
U.S. Green Building Council will award access to Green Building Basics and LEED Online course, USGBC hooded sweatshirts and reusable USGBC shopping bags. Study Like A Champion will award SLAC hooded sweatshirts and t-shirts, and sweatband packs. Lights Out Green In will award 200 compact fluorescent lightbulbs and Lights Out Green In sweatbands and t-shirts.
To ensure a successful campus campaign during the November competition, Lucid as well as students and staff at the participating schools are developing a variety of publicity tools, including organizing guides and promotional posters. As they are developed, all materials will be made available on the CCN website.
Lucid has partnered with the Alliance to Save Energy, National Wildlife Federation and Ohio Board of Regents to host CCN 2010. CCN is also sponsored in part by the U.S. Green Building Council.
ASE is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders who support energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource and advocate energy efficiency policies that minimize costs and lessen emissions. NWF is the largest conservation organization in the U.S., working with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect with nature. The Ohio Board of Regents is the coordinating body for education with all of Ohio's colleges and universities.
USGBC, responsible for the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™, is a non-profit organization composed of leaders working to advance buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work.
To learn more about CCN participant guidelines and competition divisions, or to download promotional materials, please visit CompeteToReduce.org. For meda inquiries, please contact us at 510-907-0400 (Pacific) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.