Fall 2009: Fels Institute, Dorm Energy

Fels has received a grant from the Penn Green Fund to manage a Dormitory Energy Competition on campus in 2010 and 2011.

The goals of the Competition are (1) to reduce energy usage by students, thereby saving on utility costs, and (2) to educate students about energy conservation and change their long-term behavior. Similar competitions have been successful at other colleges and universities around the country. The winning Fels project was conceived and proposed by first-year student Mateo Rando, who will lead the effort.