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Cape, Castle and Stratton Residence Halls at Bentley Win the 2010 Blackout Challenge to Reduce Electricity Use; Efforts Raise Funds for Haiti Relief


Cape, Castle and Stratton Residence Halls at Bentley Win the 2010 Blackout Challenge to Reduce Electricity Use; Efforts Raise Funds for Haiti Relief



Bentley students rallied for the 2010 Blackout Challenge to reduce electricity usage in residence halls during four weeks in February - saving enough electricity to power 5.3 homes for one year. The top three residence halls - Cape, Castle and Stratton - each produced a 9.4 percent change in electricity use.

Organized by the Bentley Green Society, the Blackout Challenge is an annual campus-wide competition where students living in Bentley's residence halls compete to see who can reduce electrical consumption the most over a four-week period. The year's efforts helped raise a considerable amount of money for Haiti relief, which will be donated to an organization or charity by an outside donor.  The donation is based on the amount of kilowatt hours saved by all residence halls during the Blackout Challenge, which totaled 56,670 KWHs. The initiative complements Bentley's general commitment to Haiti relief.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,200 full-time undergraduate, 82 part-time undergraduate, 1,000 graduate and 24 doctoral students. Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranks Bentley among the top 10 undergraduate business programs in the country. The Princeton Review’s Annual Best Colleges Guide names Bentley number one in the nation for career services and internship opportunities. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education.


by Meredith Mason  January 31, 2017

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