OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2016) - Lucid, provider of a leading building intelligence platform that gives building operators, owners, and managers essential data, analytics, and applications for improved building performance, today announced that registration is now open for the 2017 Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) competition. The 2017 competition season will run from February - April, allowing organizations to choose a 3-week period for their competitions within that time.
"Building efficiency is an ever-increasing priority for building owners, occupants and managers, as well as forward thinking corporations, municipalities, schools, and universities," said Will Coleman, CEO of Lucid. "We have seen that awareness and engagement is key to improving energy performance in the nation's buildings. We are pleased to kick off another CCN contest and to expand the program to include corporate campuses. We anticipate corporate entrants will bring innovative approaches to conservation and even greater results."
Originally launched in 2010, CCN is the nation's largest electricity conservation competition program. Through CCN, participants run competitions in which their buildings compete to achieve the highest percent reduction in electricity compared to a baseline period. It is designed to help building stakeholders focus on conservation initiatives for more energy-efficient buildings, campuses, and ultimately, a healthier planet. During the five years in which the competition has run, CCN participants have saved over six million kWh and 1.4 million gallons of water, which is equivalent to averting over five million pounds of CO2 emissions. By expanding beyond educational campuses to include buildings in any industry, the competition is expected to make an even greater impact on energy and cost reductions. This year's competition focuses only on reducing electricity use.
CCN provides a common focus and motivation for hundreds of organizations across North America, and unites them in an effort to reduce energy consumption and mitigate the impacts of climate change. The CCN challenge brings together the full continuum of stakeholders responsible for energy use including administrators and executives, civic leaders, staff members, occupants, and students. The three-week contest is designed to make an immediate and lasting impact on an organization's carbon footprint.
The goals of Campus Conservation Nationals competition are to:
- Engage, educate, motivate, and empower building owners, operators and occupants to conserve resources.
- Foster a culture of conservation and propel campus sustainability initiatives.
- Achieve measurable reductions in electricity use, preventing thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide from being emitted.
- Illustrate the massive cost savings possible through sustainability initiatives.
"The CCN competition is a great way to learn how small, everyday decisions can really have a large impact on energy consumption," said Philip Mansfield, Manager, Sustainability Programs & Environmental Health and Safety, Carleton University and 2015 CCN participant.
Interested organizations can register online for this year's CCN competition. Applications will be accepted through December 22, 2016. Winners of the 2017 competition will be announced in May at Lucid's Annual Summit in San Francisco.
Lucid provides a data and analytics platform to make data-driven decisions to improve building efficiency and portfolio performance. Lucid's SaaS-based BuildingOS platform has over 500 customers, 11,000 buildings and one billion square feet under management and empowers teams across finance, operations and sustainability to collaborate to get the best from their buildings. For more information, visit https://lucidconnects.com/.