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Thanksgiving Break offers energy savings opportunities

For OSU students, Thanksgiving Break begins Wednesday, November 22. For OSU faculty and staff, Thankgiving Break is Thursday-Friday, November 23 -24. This is a great opportunity for energy savings throughout the OSU campus, including Residential Life and Dining Services areas. Before you leave for the break, please be sure to "power down," and help reduce energy costs and demand.

  • Turn off lights.
  • Turn off computers, monitors, printers, speakers, etc.
  • Unplug chargers, coffeemakers, etc.
  • Make sure windows are securely closed and fastened.
  • Lower mini-blinds and tilt slats upwards.
  • Please be aware that temperatures may be cooler than normal during break
    as HVAC may be in unoccupied mode from November 22 - 26, in some areas.

Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Energy Services to be moving to new Central Plant in 2018

The Energy Services Department, which includes the Energy Management Program, expects to relocate in January 2018 to the new Central Plant located along Washington Street just north of Hall of Fame Avenue. Oklahoma State University broke ground Friday, September 18, 2015, for its new 73,000-square foot facility desinged to improve efficiency and help the university reduce its environmental footprint. The new Central Plant was the cover story of the Fall 2016 issue of the International District Energy Association (IDEA) quarterly magazine.

Currently located in the Facilities Management Services building, the Energy Management Program will be relocated to the second floor of the new Central Plant. Its central location will allow energy managers easier access to Main Campus buildings. 

Campus Energy 2018 Student Video Contest

Are you a part or full-time OSU student who is interested in how energy is produced and used at the OSU Central Plant? Are you a student who enjoys the challenge of creating videos to post online? Then, the 7th annual CampusEnergy Student Video Contest is for you!

October is National Energy Awareness Month

October has been declared National Energy Awareness Month. Whether being mindful of actions at OSU that impact energy usage, preparing to weatherize your home, or planning to purchase energy efficient appliances before the holidays, your actions impact our energy future in America. Learn more from the Department of Energy.

 

Important steps for energy savings over the Thankgiving break

Over the Thanksgiving break, remember these important steps for energy savings:

  • Turn off all possible electronic equipment, including computers, monitors, printers, speakers, etc.
  • Unplug items such as fans, chargers, radios, and appliances, such as microwaves and coffeemakers.
  • Close blinds and tilt the slats upwards.
  • Remember that temperatures may be cooler than usual, as heat may not be scheduled in some areas.
  • Turn off lights as you leave.
  • HAVE A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Select Res Life buildings to compete in national energy competition

Residential Life is proud to announce that the following buildings have been selected to participate in the national ENERGY STAR Battle of the Buildings: BOOTCAMP 2016 to be held September 1 - November 30, 2016.

NORTH MONROE APARTMENTS                        MORRISON NEIGHBORHOOD

Bost                                                                          Carreker East

Davis                                                                        Carreker West

Griffith Community Center                                   McPherson

Morsani-Smith                                                       Payne-Ellis

Sitlington                                                                ZINK-ALLEN

Young                                                                     BOOKER-STINCHCOMB

These OSU Residential Life buildings will be competing with buildings across the nation in a race to reduce electricity and water waste!  Winners and rankings will be announced in Spring 2017.  For more information, email: energy@okstate.edu

Report energy waste or other maintenance issues, contact Residential Life Facilities Management: 405-744-8510.

OSU Facilities Reach $1 Million Cost Reduction

For the second year in a row, Oklahoma State University is acknowledging facilities which  have reduced their cumulative building energy costs by $1 million.  Facilities recognized this year include: OSU-Stillwater's Willard Hall, Edmon Low Library, Noble Research Center, Physical Sciences and Bennett Hall. The OSU-IT campus in Okmulgee was also recognized for reaching the million dollar mark in energy savings for the entire campus. For the entire story, visit pages 7-8 of the O'Colly dated Friday, April 22.

OSU System saves $35 million with energy program

Your mileage may vary, but you might want to take a few tips from Oklahoma State University to cut your energy bill. After all, the OSU A&M System has slashed $35 million from its utility bill in the last nine years.  Read more...

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