Residence Powers Down Challenge
The Residence Powers Down Energy Challenge, known as "Rez Powers Down," is a challenge to reduce energy consumption amongst Western's residences that takes place annually. The challenge was developed to prepare students as they leave campus and become renters, paying their own utility bills and being aware of energy conservation.
Students in residences are challenged to out conserve each other and the winning residence is given 50% of the savings! Organizers use Facilities Management’s real-time energy dashboard to monitor progress over the two week period when the challenge takes place.