Harvey Mudd College placed last in this year’s annual PowerDown electricity reduction competition, not only failing to reduce its consumption, but actually increasing it by 15.7 percent. The competition ran from Feb. 13 to Feb. 27. Pitzer College won for the second year in a row with a 10.2
For the first time since 2014, Pitzer College won the 5C PowerDown 2017, an annual competition to minimize energy usage between the residence halls of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges. As a reward, Pitzer’s longest-standing environmental club, EcoCenter, will receive a $500 cash prize. The prize is available for EcoCenter
With three more days of the 5C PowerDown Challenge, Harvey Mudd College is currently leading with a 12.1 percent reduction in its energy consumption. In fact, as it stands now, all colleges except for Mudd have increased their energy consumption. While none of us are perfect environmentalists, these issues are of utmost importance, pertaining
There are only a couple days left of the annual PowerDown competition, the three-week period during which the 5Cs battle to reduce their energy usage. Residence halls within colleges also compete to see who can decrease energy usage the most. Last year’s winner was Claremont McKenna College, which reduced energy usage by 6.8 percent.
Claremont McKenna College emerged as the unexpected victor in the 4th annual 5C PowerDown Challenge, a race to decrease energy and water usage in students’ daily lives. The competition, which takes place over the course of three weeks, is part of Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN), the largest electricity and water
Turn down for the environment—energy and water consumption, that is. PowerDown, a three-week 5C energy reduction competition, is part of Campus Conservative Nationals (CCN), the largest energy and water cutback contest for colleges and universities in the world. The competition at the Claremont Colleges began Feb. 16 as the kickoff
Although results from the 5C “PowerDown, Get WaterWise” competition showed Harvey Mudd College with the most reported energy savings, Pitzer College may emerge victorious following HMC’s disqualification from the competition. During the competition, which began March 26 and lasted three weeks, HMC apparently reduced energy savings by 6.3 percent compared
The Power Down Challenge is revving up once again under its new title, “PowerDown, Get WaterWise.” This year, the challenge is expanding its 5C reach and pushing all of the schools to reduce energy usage and conserve water amid the persistent California drought. The group has created a logo featuring
After two weeks of a movement attempting to conserve energy and increase awareness of energy usage, the 5Cs are now entering the final week of the 2013 Power Down Challenge. During the three-week contest, residence halls across the five campuses are competing to reduce energy consumption by the greatest percentage.
Pomona College won the 2010 Claremont Colleges Power Down Competition, which pitted Harvey Mudd, Claremont McKenna, and Pomona against each other in a competition to reduce energy use during the month of November. The annual competition compared total electricity consumption in November at the three schools to data from previous