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Environment / Sustainability

Spring break energy conservation

March 11, 2013

Spring break is a great time to save energy here on campus. Join the effort to practice energy conservation at CSU.

Are you leaving the office for the break? Take a look around and turn off any and all equipment that will not be in use once you leave – give it a break.

What you can do

Please keep these tips in mind to save energy every day: 

  • Power IT down (it is OK to turn off your computer each night, unless your research project or department specifies otherwise)
  • Turn off your monitor (use the little button, and turn it all the way off)
  • Turn off your personal desktop printer
  • Turn off the lights
  • Turn off any other little device: radio, calculator, speakers, etc.
  • Unplug you space heater - safety first!
  • Be sure all of your windows are closed
  • Save energy in your lab
    • Shut the sash – lower the fume hood sash to its minimum level
    • Turn off and unplug all lab equipment that will not be in use
  • Remember: If it’s not in use, turn off the juice!

Extended breaks are an especially good time to practice energy conservation at CSU, and please keep these tips in mind to save energy every day – every watt counts.

"Thanks a 'watt!'"

Learn more

To learn more about the energy conservation, what you can do, or, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Stacey Baumgarn, campus energy coordinator, at (970) 491-0328.

Contact: Stacey Baumgarn
Phone: (970) 491-0328