CCN is the biggest short-term energy reduction competition in history

Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the largest short-term electricity reduction competition in the world. Now in its seventh year, CCN gives a common voice and motivation to hundreds of thousands of students, workers, and building visitors across North America, all working together to reduce consumption and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

CCN is an opportunity to organize employees, students, and staff, host educational events, and challenge communities to participate in fun events that can have an immediate and lasting impact on your school’s carbon emissions and campus culture. CCN is organized by Lucid with support from the U.S. Green Building Council, National Wildlife Federation, And Alliance to Save Energy.



The goals of Campus Conservation Nationals are to:

  • Engage, educate, motivate, and empower people to conserve resources in their buildings.
  • Foster a culture of conservation within communities, and propel organizations' sustainability initiatives.
  • Achieve measurable reductions in electricity and water use, preventing thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide from being emitted.
  • Highlight the ability of behavior change tools such as competitions, commitments, and social norms, to conserve energy and water.