In an effort to provide transparency and education in energy reduction efforts at Ohio University, the former program called "Residence Challenge" has transitioned to a multi-tier energy education program. These programs are made possible through funding from the Sugarbush Foundation and support from Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development.
Co-Curricular Energy Efficiency Education
Office of Sustainability staff will collaborate with COAD to offer hands-on workshops that provide students, faculty, staff and community members with the skills and knowledge necessary to implement energy conservation and weatherization behaviors in their own homes.
COAD Workshops will be focused on rental homes so as to gather more interest from off-campus OU students and offer them energy saving resources. It is anticipated that workshops will focus on the following:
Energy Education in the Classroom
Office of Sustainability will honor OU's former "Resident Challenge" program and encourage increased sub-metering on campus by creating innovative energy challenge programs throughout the academic year. These challenge programs will work to garner interest from all faculty, staff and students at Ohio University, with an emphasis placed on residential housing units.