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Save Energy

Turn it off, turn it down, set it back, or unplug it. Opportunities to save energy abound in every area of campus.

Save Energy

The release of greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels to generate electricity is the number one contributor to climate change. Luckily, saving energy is one of the easiest things to do in a res hall or office and can make a huge impact.

Real-Time Energy Use

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You can't change what you don't measure. Find out how much energy is being used right now in each campus building and get tips to save.

Energy Dashboard

Vampire Energy

Many electronics draw energy even when turned off. This "vampire" or "phantom" load steals the equivalent of 17 power plants in the US alone. Unplug or switch off power strips to totally cut power.

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Energy Star

Energy Star rated products are the top 20% most efficient in their class. Buy Energy Star rated appliances to save energy and money over the life of the product.

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Efficient Lighting

CFLs use about 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs and they last ten times as long! LEDs are even more efficient and last even longer.

Purchasing Guide

Lights Out

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Lighting is often the biggest energy use in commercial buildings including offices and res halls. Turning off lights is often the easiest way to save energy.

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Computer Energy

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Most computers have built-in energy conservation settings, but the user must activate them to realize the savings. At the very least, shut down every night.

Savings Guide