Turning it down to save energy

Facilities Management is introducing new energy reduction strategies to meet the goals of the Sustainability Action Plan. Temperatures in six campus buildings will be turned down approximately 1-2 degrees Celsius during hours when buildings are typically unoccupied. Fluorescent lighting systems will also be refitted with lower wattage lamps that use 7 per cent less energy.

"These simple strategies will help us save energy and reduce UVic’s carbon footprint," says energy manager Murray Peterson. "Best of all, building users won’t even notice the change. Annual electricity savings in the six buildings are expected to equal the annual consumption of 314 average BC homes. To view real-time energy monitoring of UVic buildings, visit http://my.pulseenergy.com/uvic/dashboard.

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