Residence energy challenge

Us and Residence Life host the annual Residence Energy Challenge. Participating residences compete against one another in hopes of reducing their energy consumption and taking sustainable action.

Residence Energy Challenge will take place from Feb. 4 - 17, 2024, with the winning residence being announced on Feb. 19.

Challenge details

Our team will track energy consumption from participating residences two weeks before the start of the competition to establish a baseline. Then, energy consumption during the challenge will be compared to the baseline to see if residences reduced their energy usage and displayed any behaviour changes.

Student participation is also measured; students can earn extra points for their residence by participating in Residence Energy Challenge-related events and activities or displaying energy efficiency behaviour.

Updates will be provided via Facebook and Instagram, with the latest results for each participating residence as the challenge progresses. The data will show the average reduction in energy usage since the challenge began.

  • Have an engaging and competitive residence-wide energy consumption competition.
  • Raise awareness of sustainability initiatives at UNB.
  • Educate community members and participants about sustainable action through energy-saving tips.
  • Have the competition influence adoption of more sustainable lifestyle choices.
  • Reduce UNB’s carbon footprint.

  • Turn off the lights.
  • Turn off computers and set energy-saving functions.
  • Minimize your phantom load.
  • Unplug your mini-fridge (as applicable).
  • Take short showers.
  • Do your laundry in a cold-water wash.
  • Use a drying rack instead of the dryer.
  • Don’t leave your music playing while you’re away.
  • Engage with other individuals on the topic.

Learn more by visiting our Green Review.