Wake Forest makes top 5 in Campus Conservation Nationals

By saving 139,196 gallons of water, Wake Forest placed among the top five schools in the country in the Campus Conservation Nationals 2013 competition for greatest average reduction of water usage in residence halls.

More than 120 colleges and universities participated in the three-week competition.

From Feb. 4 to April 26, campus teams for residence halls tracked their energy conservation efforts using the Building Dashboard. In addition to water usage, they also tracked electricity usage in residence halls. Wake Forest collectively saved 74,789 kilowatt hours of electricity during the competition.

Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the largest nationwide electricity and water reduction competition on college and university campuses. In its third year, CCN gives a common voice and motivation to hundreds of thousands of students, all working together to reduce consumption.

Ravish Paul, Wake Forest’s energy manager, facilitated the University’s participation in the competition in partnership with Residence Life and Housing office. Claire Nagy-Kato, a Wake Forest junior and an intern for the Office of Energy Management, helped coordinate Wake Forest’s efforts.