California K-12 Kilowatt Challenge: a contest for schools to win Lucid’s Building Dashboard

July 8, 2013

The Lucid team is passionate about using Building Dashboard to foster conservation behavior among youth and educate them about the consequences of their energy usage decisions. Recently, we’ve announced the California K-12 Kilowatt Challenge, a contest open to all 1,100 K-12 school districts in the state that will give districts the chance to win a free energy reduction competition from Lucid, and more! To enter the contest, school districts only need to answer one simple question.

The school district that wins the contest will get to use Lucid’s Building Dashboard to conduct a district-wide energy reduction competition. The free competition will be an exciting opportunity for the district to encourage energy reductions in all of their schools while engaging the entire school community. The school that achieves the biggest percent reduction in their energy use during the competition period will receive a free Building Dashboard Kiosk along with an interactive touchscreen, metering hardware, and energy efficiency curriculum guide — all for free!

To give prospective contest participants a sneak preview of what their Building Dashboard Kiosks could look like if they win, we created Lucid Elementary, an example dashboard with live energy consumption data that showcases the use of Building Dashboard for schools.

Working with schools is nothing new for Lucid. Over the past three years, Lucid has enabled hundreds of schools to achieve substantial energy reductions through nationwide competitions such as Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) for higher education and Green Cup Challenge (GCC) for K-12 schools. Thanks to GCC 2013, hundreds of K-12 schools collectively reduced almost 1.5 gigawatt-hours, enough to power 150 U.S. homes for a year!

Please help us get the word out by sharing this article with your friends and colleagues in California. If you’re not a California resident and would like Lucid to bring the K-12 Kilowatt Challenge to your state, let us know by sending us an email!