Sustainable Solutions Competition Winners

Nicholas Hufnagel; Misti McKeehen, director, Office of PittServes; Nuria Marquez; Kacy McGill, Student Government Board Environmental Committee chair; and Bailey Lien. Not pictured: Project Towers team member Ken Arble

Project Towers won first place in Pitt’s 2014 Sustainable Solutions Competition, sponsored by the Office of Student Affairs on the Pittsburgh Campus. Five teams had just one week to develop proposals.

The winning proposal offered potential energy cost savings in Litchfield Towers of $40,000 over four years through initiatives such as dual-flush toilets (saving 54,000 gallons of water a year); a hydration station in the lobby; solar window shades; and use of energy-efficient LED bulbs.