The first year of SAVES has come to an end and we are excited to announce the winners!
We looked at how much electricity was saved over the 2014-15 academic year at each of the participating dormitories. We calculated this by comparing their electricity usage in 2014-15 to their electricity usage prior to the SSO campaign starting. The dormitory at each of the 17 participating universities that saved the most energy was rewarded with a celebration.
Overall we saved an impressive 1,525,238kWh of electricity and 620 tCO2, which equates to an average of 4.4% savings. Well done to all the students that made this happen!
We then looked at the best dormitories at the national level in the United Kingdom, Lithuania, Greece, Sweden and Cyprus. We are pleased to announce that the following dorms have been crowned national winners:
United Kingdom – Teme (University of Worcester)
Cyprus – Building 8 (University of Cyprus)
Greece – Building D (University of Athens)
Lithuania - Dorm no.3 (Gulbiu g.8) (Klaipeda State College)
Sweden – Olofshöjd 22 (Gothenburg)
We finally looked which dormitory saved the most energy across the 5 countries – it was very close and we are excited to announce that the overall SAVES winner for 2014-15 is Teme from the University of Worcester, United Kingdom!
Katy Boom Director of Sustainability at University of Worcester commented ‘This is fantastic news for our students living in Teme Hall, we are very proud of their achievement. Through their efforts of small changes in behaviours such as not over filling the kettle each time they made a hot drink, and cooking with the lids on saucepans they have saved the most energy. This is not just in the UK, but across our partners in Europe. We are all thrilled. The Students’ Union and University do work together on a many behaviour change campaigns and this result really does help everyone see their efforts and enthusiasm have been worthwhile. A fantastic result.’
If you would like more details about how your country specific dorms performed or information on methodology, please get in touch with your dormitory coordinator.