Mountainview College wins the Binghamton University Energy Conservation Contest
Binghamton University, New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and the Student Association announced that Mountainview College earned top honors in the University’s first annual Energy Conservation Contest.
The contest, which began in early February and ran for five weeks, pitted Binghamton University residential communities against one another to see which could save the most energy compared to usage from the previous year.
Mountainview, which saved the most energy each week of the contest, was the overall winner, saving more than 11 percent in energy use per student over the five-week period. Their prizes include a Jared Campbell concert, earned for leading at the mid-point of the contest and as overall winners, an audio/visual system for the community.
The annual equivalent savings that the contest generated amounts to over $88,000. About 350,000 pounds of carbon dioxide was not released into the atmosphere as a result of student efforts during the five-week contest period. This amounts to about 40 pounds per student, per week.