Group of St. Lawrence University students win New York Negawatt Challenge
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 6:09 am

CANTON -- A contingent of St. Lawrence University students won the New York Negawatt Challenge.

The event was a contest to see who could reduce the most electricity usage in student residences.

SLU won with a 3.3 percent reduction, saving 5,911 kWh in three weeks.

The winning residence was 13 University, with an 11.6 percent reduction for a total of 453 kWh saved. The winning theme house was the Outing Club, located at 58 Park Avenue, with an 18.8 percent reduction for a total of 366 kWh saved. The results were measured over the baseline period collected the two weeks before the competition began in student residences, including on-campus residence halls, townhouses and theme houses.

Skidmore, Hamilton, Hobart and Williams, Smith College, Union College and Colgate University also took part.