POWERless is an energy competition among the residence halls to increase energy conservation awareness. Students compete to reduce the energy use in their building, based on baseline power consumption. The winner is the building with the largest percentage energy reduction over the course of the competition. Students can monitor their hall's progress in the competition and their area's standing using the Building Dashboard.
POWERless took place for the first time in the spring of 2008. The overall reduction during the competition was 111,762 kWh, compared to the baseline consumption. The building winner was Loy G, H & I with 23.8% reduction. The residential area winner was the Loy Center with 15.1% reduction.
This successful first competition, led to POWERless being a regular event on campus, which is now held each semester. The area winner of each competition is added to the custom-made oak POWERless trophy.
Click on the links to the left to view the results from previous competitions.