Students turn out lights in BlackoUT energy saving competitionBy Kevin Bucher : November 15th, 2013
Students are helping conserve energy by participating in the BlackoUT competition throughout November.
The winning hall will receive a plaque that will hang in the building until the next energy competition in the spring.
“BlackoUT is a great way to bring attention to the massive amount of energy we consume globally and more specifically at UT,” said Brooke Mason, interim sustainability specialist.
Students are conserving energy by turning off lights when leaving rooms, unplugging electronics when not in use, and switching to energy-saving light bulbs.
Mason also suggested washing only full loads of laundry and taking shorter showers, as well as adjusting thermostats before going to sleep or leaving for the day.
The competition is a partnership between the Sustainability Energy Efficiency and Design initiative, Facilities and Construction, and the Office of Residence Life.
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