Oakland, Calif. (PRWEB) April 18, 2012
Lucid, in partnership with the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the National Wildlife Federation and Alliance to Save Energy, invites members of the media to meet university students whose teams responded to a challenge to curb their use of water and electricity. Top-reducing schools will be previewed and will be available for questions during a webinar, prior to a public announcement set for May 1, 2012.
WHO: Student teams from around the country
WHAT: Learn which teams saved the most energy and water, and the techniques they employed.
SEE: The winning teams’ energy savings via Lucid’s Building Dashboard®
WHEN: Tuesday, April 25, 2012, 12p PT / 3p ET
Backgrounder: the Campus Conservation Nationals 2012
■ Now in its second year, Campus Conservation Nationals is a nationwide competition that challenges college and university campuses to achieve the greatest electricity and water use reductions during a three-week period.
■ From February through April, nearly a quarter-million students at 110 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada competed to achieve the greatest reductions in their residence halls, working toward a collective national challenge goal.
■ Students organized in their dorms and online to demonstrate sustainable occupant behavior, proving that the buildings they live in do not need extensive renovation to be greener.
■ Through committing to taking shorter showers, using the stairs instead of the elevator and other simple tactics, students across the country became examples of how we can all do our part to make a difference in the way our buildings consume electricity and water.
■ Participating schools used Lucid’s Building Dashboard® to instantly compare performance, share winning strategies, and track standings among the leading schools and buildings.
■ Winning teams to be announced publicly on May 1, 2012.
About the Alliance to Save Energy
Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders who support energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource and advocate energy efficiency policies that minimize costs and lessen emissions. To carry out its mission, ASE undertakes research, educational programs, and policy advocacy; designs and implements energy-efficiency projects; promotes technology development and deployment; builds public-private partnerships; and initiates collaborative efforts and strategic alliances.
About the National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Federation is America’s largest conservation organization. NWF works across the U.S. to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect people with nature. NWF has a 20-year history of working with colleges and universities through its Campus Ecology program to improve their overall green educational programming and on-site sustainability. Its student outreach programs, campus consulting, technology competitions and educational events reach about 1,000 colleges each year.
About the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is how USGBC is making sure every student has the opportunity to attend a green school within this generation. From the kindergartner entering the classroom, to the Ph.D. student performing research in a lab, the Center provides the resources and support to elevate dialogue, accelerate policy and institute innovation toward green schools and campuses. High-performing schools result in high-performing students, and the Center works directly with staff, teachers, faculty, students, administrators, elected officials and communities to drive the transformation of all schools into sustainable places to live and learn, work and play. http://www.centerforgreenschools.org
Founded in 2004, Lucid is a privately held cleantech software company and a pioneer in providing real-time information feedback to teach, inspire behavior change, and save energy and water resources in buildings. Over the past eight years, Lucid's team has made resource use visible, accessible, and engaging so that building occupants have the data visualization and communication tools to manage and reduce their consumption. Today, hundreds of thousands of people live and work in schools, companies, and organizations enhanced by Lucid's award-winning Building Dashboard® technology. Visit http://www.luciddesigngroup.com.