What is it? A university-wide energy competition to see who can lower electricity use in campus buildings!

Every week during the competition, each participating building’s energy consumption and standings results will be posted on the Cornell Building Dashboard.

Campus Life

College of Human Ecology

Humphreys Service Building

For the last 3 years, Cornell Energy and Sustainability has led a competition to encourage students and staff  to reduce their personal energy consumption. Over time, the name, rules, and incentives have seen several revisions but the exponential growth in energy savings is consistent. Last year’s competition boasted 20% reductions in some communities with an overall savings of $22,000 by the participating buildings. Since its inception, the Energy Smackdown's efforts has surmounted to an estimated $235,000 in avoided energy costs… and we aren’t stopping there.

Past Winners:
2013: Carpenter Hall (College of Engineering)
2014: MVR West (College of Human Ecology), Court – Kay – Bauer and Mews Hall (New Student and Residential Programs)