UO students work on cutting power use

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

A University of Oregon program is working to help students reduce their power use and costs.

Student and Community Outreach for Residential Efficiency ($CORE) offers UO students a free one-hour home audit, in which student auditors assess homes and find ways to help their fellow students save money on utility bills — through both behavioral changes and energy-efficient products such as CFL light bulbs, weather-stripping and pipe insulation. The program started this fall with a $10,000 grant from Eugene Water & Electric Board and help from local partners Jerry’s Home Improvement Center and Track Town Pizza, which gives one large pizza to every household with more than half the roommates present at the audit. The program is administered by UO’s Office of Sustainability.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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