The results are in….Hamilton is the winner of the 2009 HBS Reduce Your Juice Electricity Competition! It was a fight until the end, but Hamilton outperformed Gallatin with a 4% reduction in the last week making their average reduction for the competition 3.5%. Congratulations Hamilton!
In total, the 5 HBS dorms made a notable impact on the school’s electricity consumption. If we keep our energy conserving behaviors up throughout the year, we can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 10 metric tons of carbon dioxide. This is equivalent to saving 1,020 gallons of gasoline, 21 barrels of oil and $3,600 per year. (Source: EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator and Office for Sustainability).