Lights Off Cornell
The university could save up to $60,000 per year by simply turning off lights that are not in use...
The Lights Off Cornell initiative aims to promote energy conservation by engaging student volunteers in turning off lights after hours in buildings across campus to reduce wasted electricity as well as save money. The initiative was started in response to observing the many buildings on campus that were being unnecessarily lit at night, and wanting to promote sustainability, reduce energy consumption, and save the school money. Lights Off sends student volunteers to buildings across the campus to turn off lights, and their data is recorded via a smart phone app to track the amount of energy and money saved by their efforts.