Based in part on your suggestions, Administration and Finance has compiled a list of steps that individuals and departments can take to reduce costs and save energy.
- Turn off lights, computers, monitors, printers, speakers, and other electronic equipment when not in use and when you leave for the day.
- Close windows and blinds in the evening. Utilize the sun to warm spaces during the day in the winter.
- Dress appropriately for the season. Room temperatures will be reduced to 68 degrees in most building. Dress in layers.
- DO NOT USE SPACE HEATERS! These present a significant fire hazard and result in excessive electrical use. If your work area is particularly cold; call Customer Service Center (273-4567) for an analysis.
- Use the stairs instead of the elevator when possible. It saves electricity and is good for your health.
- Report all energy-saving opportunities (excessive warmth, loud air vents, water leaks, etc. ) to the Customer Service Center.
Conference Rooms, Classrooms, and Lecture Halls
- Turn off lights when you leave the room. Do not assume there will be another class or meeting.
- Turn off electronic equipment not in use (projectors and computers).
- Many lecture halls are programmed based on class schedules. (Heat is increased before class.) Report changes in class schedules that would affect classroom/lecture hall operations.
- Print only when necessary and use two-sided printing.
- Print presentations with two slides per page and double sided when possible.
- Copy using two-sided option.
- Recycle all paper as appropriate instead of discarding.
- Copy only what is needed. (Determine the number of people attending a meeting and print only what you need; don’t retain copies in your office if they are being retained by others.)
Purchasing's Cost-Reduction Program
Please use their services to obtain the best pricing and terms. Meanwhile, if you have vendor contracts/invoices, please institute the following:
Share Resources between Departments
- Consider sharing coffee service, water coolers, copiers, printers, and bulk supply purchases.