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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 located in new Central Plant

The Energy Services Department, which includes the Energy Management Program, has relocated to the new Central Plant located along Washington Street just north of Hall of Fame Avenue. The new 73,000-square foot facility was designed to improve efficiency and help the university reduce its environmental footprint. Energy Management is now located on the north end of the 2nd floor in the 223 suite. An Open House will be held Friday, April 27 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.


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.

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.


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:

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...

OSUIT earns accolades for energy cost savings from PSO

When it comes to saving money on energy costs, a little can go a long way. Read more...