Tri-Towers Energy and Water Challenge

In October, the residents of Metcalf, Bowen and Carroll Residence Halls (known as the Tri-Towers) compete to see which hall can most reduce its energy and water use. The challenge has been coordinated annually by the NC State Stewards since 2014. Be on the look out for signs, emails and more keeping you up-to-date with which residence hall is saving the most energy and water.

This year’s competition features a partnership with Cold Water Saves, an initiative to encourage washing clothes in cold water for energy savings.

Energy and Water Conservation Tips

Turn off your lights every time you leave your room.
Shorten your shower to save about 2 gallons every minute.
Unplug chargers and other appliances (phones, laptops, etc.) when not in use.
Keep your doors and suite doors closed.
Reduce your use of heat or air conditioning when the outside temperature is mild.
Wash laundry in cold water when you can.
Turn off the tap when water isn’t needed.
Report leaks so they can be fixed fast.
Charge electronics with renewable energy while studying under solar umbrellas.

 

Results

 

After the second week of competition, Mr. Wuf, Ms. Wuf and the Cold Water Saves laundry bear congratulate…

First Place: Bowen Hall

Energy Reduction

4% Complete

Water Reduction

22% Complete

 

Second Place: Metcalf Hall

Energy Increase

1% Complete

Water Reduction

22% Complete

 

Third Place: Carroll Hall

Energy Increase

2% Complete

Water Reduction

22% Complete