Monday, December 8, 2014 - 2:15pm
Before you leave for your winter break, please take five minutes to complete five small actions to help reduce energy use. Reducing energy waste reduces UI’s energy bills, reduces the overall campus carbon footprint, and it’s good for the environment.
Complete this checklist before you leave:
Turn down the heat (if available in your room).
Pull the plug. When appliances are plugged in, they still use energy even if they are off.
- Power strips
- Computers, printers, speakers
- TV, microwave, coffee makers, game consoles
- Digital clocks, desk lamps.
- All lights
- What you can’t unplug.
Close blinds to keep in warmth.
Report any maintenance problems such as leaky faucets, windows that won't close, or extreme room temperatures to your front desk and fill out a work order.
Want to find out more? Visit here for a virtual green dorm room and some tips for living lightly on campus.