Making additional, simple decisions about energy use will improve our environmental footprint and save the campus money ─ returning those funds to teaching and research.
No matter if you are a student, faculty, or staff member, we have information about proven ways to save energy in offices, labs, residence halls, and other campus areas. Learn more about how your actions can make a big difference in saving energy on campus.
1. TURN OFF WHAT YOU’RE NOT USING
- Monitors and lights when you’re away for more than 15 minutes
- Overhead lights when not needed, including in common areas
- Individual printers and other equipment at night and on weekends
2. BUY ENERGY EFFICIENT PRODUCTS
- Make sure your new computer, appliance, and electronics purchases are ENERGY STAR
- Choose CFL or LED light bulbs instead of incandescents
3. REDUCE THE ENERGY USED BY YOUR COMPUTER
- Enable the energy-saving features like sleep mode
- Avoid screensavers, they cause newer monitors to use more energy
- Reduce the brightness and bump up the contrast of your monitor