From October 24th-November 14th, students can compete dorm vs. dorm to try and reduce their electricity consumption by the greatest percentage. Each residence hall is individually metered so students can now see how much electricity each residence hall is using in real time. At the end of the competition the building that most reduced its electricity consumption will win free Chipotle burritos AND the winning hall’s name will be engraved on the Skidmore Unplugged trophy in Case Center. In addition to the trophy and burritos, each student will be entered into a prize raffle. There are twenty prizes up for grabs, which include gift certificates to various downtown restaurants: Circus Café, Old Bryan Inn, Virgils, Saratoga Coffee Traders and Putnam Market.
This year Skidmore Unplugged got a fancy upgrade so you can see how much electricity is being used in real time and compare it to yesterday’s numbers. The new dashboard also allows you to break down the numbers by person and square foot and view consumption in kilowatt hours or lbs of CO2.
Click here to view the Skidmore Unplugged electricity dashboard.