Kill-a-watt at Calvin

Learning to live in awareness of others

Kill-a-Watt 2010 kicks off with Water! December 18, 2009

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Thanks to a serendipitous partnership with the Provost’s Office, Kill-a-Watt 2010 will begin by taking an in-depth look at water issues in West Michigan and around the globe. On Thursday, February 4, there will be teach-ins across campus with faculty, staff, and outside experts addressing a number of different topics ranging from changes in the Great Lakes ecosystems to personal choices in water consumption. Check back for a full schedule of talks and locations!

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SE wins Kill-a-Watt!!! March 10, 2009

Filed under: Kill-a-Watt 2009 — killawattcalvin @ 2:24 am

wow! wow! wow! Here are the final numbers for Kill-a-Watt. Job well done, everyone. The savings are remarkable indeed!

  1. SE – 2506
  2. BB – 2359
  3. BHT – 2289
  4. NVW – 2014
  5. RVD – 1961
  6. BV – 1926
  7. KHvR – 1633

These numbers reflect the point totals for the all of Kill-a-Watt. They are a combination of the electricity savings numbers below plus hall participation in events (ie trayless tuesday, meatless monday or a documentary showing).  If you have any other questions about the final results or prizes, feel free to e-mail killawattcalvin@gmail.com.  Also, if you’re interested in starting up an energy saving venture of your own, let us know and we’d love to help!

Great job, everyone! We’ve done good.

 

non-final numbers. Electricity savings.

Filed under: Kill-a-Watt 2009 — killawattcalvin @ 2:17 am

THESE ARE NOT FINAL NUMBERS! These are the electricity savings plus the points they were awarded according to 10pts per percentage and a 50 pt bonus for going over 15%. These numbers reflect not only the work that we did this month in the halls, but also the change from Calvin instituting the use of high efficiency light fixtures in the halls as well. So congratulations are due on both sides…good for students saving energy, good for calvin making steps toward efficiency.

on a final note, BHT’s electrical saving of 26% is unheard of! This is really rare. Great Job BHT! And great job to everyone! We all reached our goal and saved over 15% (which is what studies say is a good savings for the first year of an energy comp!) Nice work everyone!

BHT – 26.8% – 318pts

BB – 23% – 280pts

NVW – 21.8% – 268pts

SE – 20.9% – 259pts


BV – 16.8% – 218pts

KHvR – 16%  – 210pts

RVD – 15.6% – 206pts

 

Week 3 Standings! February 23, 2009

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  1. SE – 1186
  2. RVD – 1002
  3. BB – 960
  4. BV – 830
  5. NVW – 788
  6. BHT – 780
  7. KHvR – 677
 

Food Week Events! February 22, 2009

Filed under: Kill-a-Watt 2009 — killawattcalvin @ 8:24 pm

The line-up for food week is packed with great events! Don’t miss ’em!

Food & Sustainability Events
Meatless Monday (Encourage students to not eat meat, eating more sustainably by eating lower on the food chain)
Tuesday: “Our Daily Bread”, Chapel Undercroft, 7:30PM (?), trailer (http://www.ourdailybread.at/jart/projects/utb/website.jart?rel=en&content-id=1130864824947)
Wednesday: “Animals & Rights”, Philosophy Symposium Lecture, Dan Hooley, 4PM, Heimenga Hall 336
Thursday: Panel on Food and Sustainability, 7:30PM, Basement of Beets-Veenstra, featuring students and professors (Dave Dornbos of the biology department)
 

Week 2 Standings! February 18, 2009

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  1. RVD – 859
  2. SE – 748
  3. BB – 718
  4. BHT – 628
  5. BV – 587
  6. KHvR – 559
  7. NVW – 521

Keep up the good work!

 

Week 1 Standings! February 8, 2009

Filed under: Kill-a-Watt 2009 — killawattcalvin @ 6:50 pm

1. RVD – 844
2. BB – 641
3. SE – 635
4. BHT – 579
5. KHvR- 551
6. BV – 548
7. NVW – 493

Congratulations to RVD on an outstanding Blackout!