UNC-Chapel Hill Morrison Residence Hall competed in the 2013 Campus Conservation Nationals competition organized by Lucid, USGBC Center for Green Schools, NWF, and ASE. Morrison Residence Hall was one of the top five schools with the greatest average percent reduction in electricity. Savings ranged from 16-19% reductions across all participating buildings.
This year more than 300,000 students at 120 colleges and universities across the U.S. and Canada collectively saved 2,114,844 kilowatt-hours of electricity — equivalent to averting 2,426,040 pounds of CO2 from the atmosphere and saving $160,000. Students also saved nearly 1,681,241 million gallons of water, or the equivalent of 11,208 hours of shower use.