2017 Fall Energy Smackdown Competition

Compete, reduce energy, win prizes!

EnergySmackdown is an annual 6 week competition for the Cornell campus to reduce or eliminate energy use in our personal lives and between buildings. Win prizes, learn how to conserve, and together as a campus we can focus on learning behaviors that help us reduce our carbon footprint.

Cornell University is committed to carbon neutrality by 2035. That means we all have a role to play in reducing our energy use and changing behaviors. Together, staff, faculty, and students can co-create an enduring culture of sustainability on campus - for our people and our planet.

2017 Competition Details

Compettion Dates: Saturday October 14th - November 30th, 2017

Competition Poster: Download full 2017 Event Poster

Competition Leaderboard: Cornell University Building Energy Dashboard

How to Participate:

Individuals can participate, but you can also compete as a building. Organize a team in your building to compare results week to week! Here's how to get started:

Every week, each building’s energy consumption and standings results will be posted on the Cornell Building Dashboard. All reductions compare to a unique baseline for each building.

Energy Smackdown Past Winners

  • 2016: MVR East (College of Human Ecology), Akwe:kon (New Student and Residential Programs)
  • 2015: Beebe Hall (College of Human Ecology), Ecology House (New Student and Residential Programs)
  • 2014: MVR West (College of Human Ecology), Court – Kay – Bauer and Mews Hall (New Student and Residential Programs)
  • 2013: Carpenter Hall

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