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Scavenger Hunt: Freezer Challenge

Need Help? Remember to check the Climate Action Implementation Plan, CAIP Portal, Green Campus Tour of UIC and the Energy Conscious Campus website.

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researcher closes the fume hood in his lab

Reducing energy use in laboratories by effectively managing equipment is an important step in reaching UIC’s goal to be fully carbon neutral by 2050. Many College of Medicine laboratories in this 8-story Research Building have joined the movement to make UIC a more Energy Conscious Campus by signing up for the Freezer Challenge. One of the winners of 2020 belonged to Dr. Prins lab on the 5th floor who helped save 38 kWh per day!

  • Hint: Check out the International Freezer Challenge webpage at
    Please enter a number from 0 to 500.
  • Hint: Name one of the solutions listed in Strategy 1.0: Energy Efficiency and Conservation. The solution begins with 3 numbers followed by the name of the solution, "X.X.X NAME"
  • Hint: It’s in the goal of this solution.
  • Hint: Check the "kWh" tab in the Energy graph on the CAIP Portal webpage.
  • Your Name(s) and Course Number, if applicable * Required
    Please tell us your name and course number so you can get credit. (For example, "Sparky D. Dragon, US 130"). If you are doing this scavenger hunt just for fun, please write "just for fun"

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