Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is a national competition that focuses on reducing water and energy consumption during a three week period. This period overlaps with the RecycleMania competition period, so Berea College combined the two to create the Eco-Challenge competition.
A baseline figure of energy and water consumption in each residence hall is calculated in the two weeks leading up to CCN. This number is then compared to the data from the three weeks of the competition to determine which campus reduces their overall amount of energy consumption the most.
In 2014, Berea College ranked in the top ten of the national competition for energy reduction.