Penn Energy Showdown
From April 8 to April 21 2011, Harrison and Rodin College Houses competed in the 3rd annual Penn Energy Showdown, a student energy consumption contest managed by Fels Research & Consulting. The competition pits the two houses against one another to see which house can reduce their overall energy usage by the greatest percentage during a two-week period.
Following a proposal from MPA student Mateo Rando, the Fels Institute of Government was awarded a Penn Green Fund grant in November 2009 to administer a campus energy efficiency competition over three semesters. The aim of the competition is to reduce energy consumption in campus dormitories, while increasing awareness among the student body of the impact minor behavioral changes could have on energy use.
To learn more about the final results, please view the following report (pdf).