The 11th Annual Kill-A-Watt
Energy Conservation Competition

What is Kill-A-Watt?

For the last 11 years, Sustainability Initiatives, in conjunction with the Department of Housing and Residence Life, has led a campaign to reward students who reduce their energy consumption. Overtime, the name, rules, and incentives have seen several revisions. Nevertheless,the trends in energy savings have been consistent. In years past, the Kill-a-Watt competition has resulted in savings of nearly $50,000 over the two-month period and has saved the university a total of 2,216,485 kWh of energy, equivalent to $216,004.00. The energy saved could power 200 average homes in the United States for a full year!

How do I participate?

Any on-campus resident can participate by making simple behavioral changes to reduce their energy usage in their dorm room/apartment (see the Tips & Tricks flyer). Starting February 1st and ending on March 31st, building residents will work together to compete against the other buildings within their respective living community in order to achieve the greatest energy reduction. At the end of the competition we will announce the building standings and the residents of these best performing buildings will be eligible to apply for scholarships! There is at least 1 $500 scholarship - provided by SGA - available for each living community on campus. Read the details on the How-To Win flyer.

Submissions can include:

  • Short stories/ essays (500 words or less)
  • Videos (00:45-1:30 minutes or less)
  • Info-graphicss
  • Photo stories (at least 10 photos in the series with captions/text)
  • Submissions should address the importance of reducing energy consumption and how you did so over the course of the competition. Send in your entries by e-mail to and make sure you note what building you live in! Also post your submission OR a message/image about conserving energy on a social media platform of your choice (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) with the Hashtag: #UCFkillawatt and tag: @SustainableUCF by April 18th."

Winning Buildings
Apollo – Osceola Hall
Libra – Orange Hall
Nike 101
Hercules 111/112
Neptune 157
Tower 2
Lake Claire 67/68
Rosen 904
Greek – Alpha Epsilon Phi

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