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Sherman House takes the lead in 2018 Campus Energy Contest

The annual Case Western Reserve University Campus Energy Contest kicked off on Halloween (Oct. 31) and will end Sunday, Nov. 18, at 11:59 p.m. This contest, organized by the CWRU Office for Sustainability student ambassadors, pits residence halls and many campus-owned Greek houses against each other in a competition to reduce electricity usage.

The winning building will have a solar-powered charging picnic table installed in the spring.

Sherman House, a first-year residence hall in North Residential Village, is leading the contest (as of Nov. 6) with a nearly 7 percent reduction in energy usage. Storrs House is coming in at second place at 5.43 percent, while Phi Kappa Psi/Delta Upsilon is in third with a 4.13 percent reduction.

Find full rankings and reduction percentages on the Office for Sustainability’s website.

To save even more kilowatt hours, remember to turn off lights, take the stairs and unplug electronic devices.