What is “Energy Games”?

Energy Games is the Hill’s annual energy conservation competition. It is sponsored by the UCLA Office of Residential Life and UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services, and promoted by Res Life’s Team Green. Residents compete for the month of February to reduce electricity compared a baseline. Buildings with the greatest reduction win money for events and programs in their building. Residents are also encouraged to pledge to save energy, and the building with the greatest percent of pledges also wins money.

 

ENERGY GAMES 2019


2019 Results

In the Hill’s 11th annual energy conservation competition, we saved over 48,000 kWh of electricity. Hedrick Hall was the pledge winner, with 45.4% of residents pledging to save energy during the competition. Hitch and Delta Terrace were 2nd and 3rd with 39.6% and 26.2% of residents pledging to save energy.

Top Residence Halls:
  •  1st Place: De Neve G/H
  •  2nd Place: De Neve A-F
  •  3rd Place: Delta Terrace


2018 Results

In the Hill’s 10th annual energy conservation competition, we saved over 66,000 kWh of electricity.

Top Residence Halls:
  •  1st Place: Delta Terrace
  •  2nd Place: Canyon Point
  •  3rd Place: De Neve A-F


2017 Results

UCLA’s 9th Annual energy savings competition was a huge success. Together we saved 226,000 kWh of electricity or 185 tons of carbon dioxide emissions! That’s how much the average car emits over 400,000 miles (the distance you would travel if you circled the earth 16 times)!

Top Residence Halls:
  •  1st Place: Rieber Vista
  •  2nd Place: Hedrick Summit
  •  3rd Place: Delta Terrace


2016 Results

Over 2,500 students (25% of students on the Hill) pledged to reduce their energy consumption during UCLA’s 8th Annual energy savings competition. Together we saved 119,000 kWh of electricity or 82 tons of carbon dioxide emissions! The amount of energy saved could’ve powered 15 homes in Los Angeles for a YEAR!

Top Residence Halls:
  •  1st Place: Sproul Hall
  •  2nd Place: Saxon (and HIGHEST % of PLEDGES)
  •  3rd Place: Rieber Hall


2015 Results

This annual event not only involved UCLA students, but all UC’s were competing in the Campus Conservation Nationals competition, over 175 colleges participated! With over 3,500 students participating, 58,528 kWh of energy was saved during this one month competition!


2014 Results

Energy Competition
Over 4,350 students (or nearly 40% of the Hill) pledged to reduce their energy consumption during UCLA’s 6th annual Residence Hall energy savings competition. Together an estimated 234,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity were saved for the month of February. The carbon emissions reduced from the competition is equivalent to the same amount of carbon sequestered by 135 acres of U.S. forests in one year (EPA Equivalencies Calculator)!

Top Residence Halls:
  •  1st Place: Delta Terrace (and HIGHEST % of PLEDGES)
  •  2nd Place: Courtside

Keep on saving! Learn more about how you can reduce your electricity use here.


2013 Results

Over 3,100 students—29% of the Hill—pledged to help reduce their buildings’ energy use by 10% and together an estimated 20,490 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity were saved for the month of February. The electricity saved in February is equivalent to the energy needed to run 475 60-watt light bulbs continuously for an entire month!
  •  1st Place: Rieber Vista
  •  2nd Place: Hedrick Summit
  •  Highest % of Pledges: Hitch Suites


In the Media

KPCC: It’s dorm vs. dorm in UCLA’s ‘Do it in the Dark’ energy conservation contest

Daily Bruin:
  •  2015 – Hill residents urged to conserve water, power for nationwide contest 
  •  2013 –  The Hill’s first Sustainival event encourages green living
  •  2012 – “Do It in the Dark” competition on the Hill encourages residents to increase sustainability
  •  2011 – Students “Do it in the Dark” to save electricity
  •  2010 – Residential Hill’s energy-saving competition, Do it in the Dark, prompts students to decrease consumption