UK university dormitory is crowned international SAVES winner for 2014-15!

The overall international SAVES winner for 2014-15 has just been announced. It is Teme's halls from the University of Worcester!

This project looked at how much electricity was saved over the 2014-15 academic year at each of the participating dormitories. It was calculated by comparing electricity usage in 2014-15 to electricity usage prior to the Student Switch Off (SSO) campaign starting. The dormitory at each of the 17 participating universities that saved the most energy was rewarded with a celebration.  

Overall, they saved an impressive 960,094 kWh of electricity and 356 tCO2, which equates to an average of 4% savings. Well done to all the students that made this happen!

SAVES then looked at the best dormitories at a national level in the United Kingdom, Lithuania, Greece, Sweden and Cyprus. 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)

Katy Boom, Director of Sustainability at University of Worcester commented on their international win: "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".

To find out more about the SAVES project please click here.

UK university dormitory is crowned international SAVES winner for 2014-15!
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