The Pace Unplugged competition is raising student, faculty and staff's awareness of their energy usage. Students, faculty and staff on the Pleasantville campus can participate by making small, lasting changes to their daily routines. By reducing energy consumption, participants can help make their residence halls and buildings at Pace University more energy efficient. Only select buildings are eligible for the competition, but everyone on campus is encouraged to participate and help lower our energy usage!
2017 Competition Details
Starting March 27, resident's halls and now select staff and faculty buildings on the Pleasantville campus are eligible to compete in PaceUnplugged. Follow the tips below to help your building win!
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Buildings Involved in This Year's Competition
Martin - North - Elm - Alumni - Townhouses - Costello - Choate - Marks
March 1 - Information table in Kessel 11:30am - 1:10pm
March 27 - Trivia Night with Prizes and Pizza at Martin Hall 8:30pm
March 27 - Competition Begins!
April 16 - Competition Ends
Saving energy not only saves money, it reduces the demand for fossil fuels and natural gas. Follow these tips and turn them into continued habits to help make a lasting difference!
- Turn off all the lights when you leave the room.
- Shut down your computer at the end of each day.
- During the day, maximize the natural light instead of turning on the lights.
- Change the setting on your computer to save energy. (Dim the display, turn on power saver mode, and allow the display to turn off after being idled for a few minutes).
- Be aware of vampire power (Devices still drawing power when they are plugged into the wall). Top users of vampire energy: Desktop computers, Game consoles (Xbox), TVs, Laptops, DVD players, speakers, hair appliances, coffee machines, and toaster ovens.
- Use a power strip that way you can switch clusters of devices off with one switch and not use vampire power.
Office strip: Computer, monitor, speaker, modem, printer, fax
Entertainment & dorm strip: Video game console, TV, stereo, Computer
Kitchen & townhouse strip: Coffee maker, microwave, toaster oven, blender
(Power strips that are “off” stop vampire power)