The history of man is dominated by, and reflects, the amount of available energy.
- Frederick Soddy
YEAR-ROUND ENERGY SAVINGS TIPS
Throughout the year, faculty,staff and students are reminded of the steps they can take to help the university save energy while they are away. Holiday weekends and student breaks provide excellent opportunities for significant energy savings. Here are ways you can help when you will be away for the day or weekend:
Turn off all computers, monitors, speakers, and printers. If you plan to access your computer remotely, make sure the only thing left on is your computer (CPU).
Unplug all chargers, fans, coffee pots, candle warmers, TVs, radios and other items that are plugged into an outlet and can be unplugged without damage.
Before long breaks, clean out small refrigerators, and unplug with door propped open.
Remove all food waste from your area.
Take home plants or other items that cannot tolerate fluctuating temperatures. (Temperatures in non-lab spaces can reach as low as 55°F or as high as 85°F before the HVAC system comes on.)
Close blinds and tilt slats upwards.
Turn off lights, and unplug all seaonal lights.
Please be advised that temperatures in OSU buildings may be cooler or warmer than usual during holiday weekends and extended breaks.
THANK YOU FOR CONTRIBUTING TO OSU'S ENERGY SAVINGS!!!