SAVES project announces the winners of the Student Switch Off campaigns 2015-2016

The second year of the SAVES project has come to an end, and it is time to award students whose dormitories have achieved the highest energy savings. 

Students from dormitories of 17 universities took part in the competition. To select the winners, the consortium of the SAVES project looked at how much electricity was saved during the 2015-2016 academic year at each of the participating dormitories. It was calculated by comparing students’ electricity usage in 2015-2016 to their electricity usage prior to the start of the Students Switch Off campaign. 

In total, students saved over 2.1 million kWh of electricity and 897 tCO2, which corresponds to an average of 8.5% savings. Well done to all the students that made this happen!

At the national level in Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the following dormitories scored highest:

  • Cyprus – Building 9 (University of Cyprus)
  • Greece – Building D (University of Athens)
  • Lithuania -   Dorm no.3 (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University)
  • Sweden – Olofshöjd 6 (Gothenburg)
  • United Kingdom – John Wood Court F (University of Bath)

Out of these five dormitories, there was one that saved the most. The overall SAVES winner of the year 2015-2016 is Building 9 from the University of Cyprus. The last year's winner was Teme from University of Worcester, UK.

The resident of the winning dormitory Marianna Pangkratidou said: “Winning this competition feels great. To win as part of a team is even greater! However, to win when the environment is the greatest beneficiary, well, that is a victory beyond words.”

The coordinators of the project extend their thanks to everyone who took part in the SAVES competition this year: They are all considered winners!