The final results on EcoMadness 2012 are in!
Throughout the competition, Buckley has held the number one spot for lowest daily per capita usage of energy, at 3.7 kWh per student per day. Their hard work and dedication kept them in the lead, and as a reward they will have a free UConn Dairy Bar ice cream party in addition to bragging rights!
In the energy reduction category, Sherman/Webster of Towers held the lead for three weeks. However, during our double or nothing final week of competition, Whitney scrambled ahead in the final moments! They had held a top three position throughout the competition, but Whitney beat out Sherman/Webster by a slim 0.03% finishing for a 20.5% total reduction in energy consumption.
Of the 23 participating dorms, 21 successfully reduced their energy consumption by a total average of 8.5%. The average per capita use was 4.4 kWh per day.
Sprague, the new home of EcoHouse, was the clear winner for water reduction with an incredible final reduction of 21.0%! For some perspective on what a major accomplishment this was, the second place dorm reduced by 13.0%. Since the second week of competition, Sprague held its leading spot with steady improvements each week. Another winner who held their position consistently throughout EcoMadness was Hamilton/Wade/Fenwick/Keller of Towers with an average per capita consumption of 32.0 gallons of water per day throughout the course of the competition.
Nine of the 23 dorms reduced their water consumption by an overall average of 2.9%. Excluding the dorms whose water consumption was unchanged, the average reduction in water consumption was 7.1%. The average per capita use of water was 39.9 gallons per day. (Converting that to its weight, the average per capita use is 334 lbs of water daily!)
An honorable mention goes out to our second and third place dorms for all four winning categories:
Per Capita Energy: Holcomb (2nd Place) and Batterson (3rd Place)
Energy Use Reduction (%): Sherman/Webster (2nd Place) and Hollister A/Hollister B (3rd Place)
Per Capita Water: Terry (2nd Place) and Spraque (33.4)
Water Use Reduction: Alsop A/Alsop B (2nd Place) and Whitney (3rd Place)
The overall final results are as follows:
Water Reduction Winner:
Sprague (21% Reduction)
Energy Reduction Winner:
Whitney (East) (20.5% Reduction)
Water Usage Per Capita Winner:
Hamilton/Wade/Fenwick/Keller (32 gallons)
Energy Usage Per Capita Winner:
Buckley (3.7 kWh)
Congratulations to all the dorms that successfully reduced their water and/or energy consumption during the course of EcoMadness. Keep up the good work and remember to keep conserving!