From October 3-31, the residents of Metcalf, Bowen and Carroll Residence Halls (known as the Tri-Towers) compete to see which hall could most reduce its energy and water use. The challenge has been coordinated annually by the NC State Stewards since 2014. In the 2016 challenge, $12,005 in utility costs were avoided, and a special week-long competition against Clemson resulted in a Wolfpack win for the school that could most reduce its residence hall utility use. Overall reduction rates:
First Place: Carroll Hall
Carroll saved $370 on water and $4,239 on energy throughout the competition.
Second Place: Bowen Hall
Bowen saved $298 on water and $3,353 on energy throughout the competition.
Third Place: Metcalf Hall
Metcalf saved $290 on water and $3,455 on energy throughout the competition.
Energy and Water Conservation Tips
Keep your doors and suite doors closed.
Reduce your A/C usage.
Unplug electronics not in use.
Hit the light switch when you leave an empty room.
Take shorter showers to reduce your use of hot water.