Scoring Method

Point Categories

Lifestyle Challenges: 30%

Events: 35%

DREAM Certification: 30%

Energy Savings: 5%


Lifestyle Challenges

The student and faculty lifestyle challenges were scored as a ratio between the number of points earned by the dorm and the maximum number of points they could have earned. The maximum point value was calculated as the maximum score of 153 multiplied by the number of occupants in the dorm. For example, SE earned 2555 points from student responses with an additional 127 points from faculty and upperclassmen responses for a total of 2,682 points out of 27,872 points possible. This resulted in a raw score of 9.64%



The events were scored as a ratio between the number of points earned by the dorm* and the maximum number of points they could have earned if everyone attended the kickoff event. For example, RVD earned 615 points total by going to events. The maximum they could have earned was 1040 points if everyone attended the kickoff, giving a ratio of 0.5913, or 59% participation.

*Only one dorm-sponsored event was counted (excluding bible studies) per the guidelines given to the CLC members at the Kill-a-Watt training session.


DREAM Certification

The Dorm Room Environmental Awareness Movement (DREAM) Certification was based on the percentage participation of each dorm. This was calculated using the number of entries divided by the number of occupants.


Energy Savings

As shown here, the energy usage was calculated as a weekly average of consumed electrical energy per person over the period of January 9 – January 23. Scoring was calculated as one minus the ratio between the energy used per occupant and the sum of the averages. For example, KHvR used 20.31 kWh of energy per occupant per week. When divided by the total of 135.38 kWh between all of the dorms, the ratio is 0.15. In other words, KHvR used 15% of the total energy for a score of 85%.


Final Scoring

The ratios for each category were weighted using the percentages shown above and then summed. The final percentage score for each dorm was this ratio over the sum of the ratios. For example, NVW ended with a weighted ratio of 0.3228 for a final percentage of 12.32% of the total score.