Switch it off to save energy

Monday, December 12, 2011

Before you leave for the winter break, please turn off computers, printers and other office equipment. During the university closure, building temperatures will be reduced to 16C, and exhaust fans, fume hoods and lighting will be turned off where possible. Last year these strategies cut UVic's electrical consumption by 170,000 kwh and greenhouse gas emissions by 187 tonnes, for a cost savings of over $60,000.

If you’re interested in linking to it, there is a longer Ring article about last year’s energy savings, at http://ring.uvic.ca/news/green-holiday-break-saves-more-energy