Energy Education

It all boils down to one simple, common sense principle: if it is not in use it should be off.

From collaborating on optimizing operations with staff at the University's Central Power Plant to partnering with students for great energy management in the Residence Halls, the Washington and Lee Energy Education Program works with all members of the campus community to eliminate energy waste.

Low-Wattage Wisdom

Is Your Desk Lamp Making You Cold?

One hot little bulb can have a chilling effect. Place a lamp too close to your thermostat and you may be tricking your HVAC system into an uncomfortable, and wasteful, mistake.

Is Your Mini-Fridge Cool?

Personal refrigerators can consume as much energy (and cost) as full size refrigerators. Run through this easy checklist to make sure your mini fridge is cool.

Secret to a Shorter, Sweeter Shower? Tunes!

The average shower time in the US is 8 minutes. That’s a time we know we can meet, and beat! Easier said than done? Let music sooth your savage shower (that’s a common expression, really)…click for details

SuperOFF Challenge Champions

The winner of W&L's inaugural faculty/staff SuperOFF Challenge is.... The Office of Admissions! Congratulations too, to our teams tied for second place, Robinson Hall and Washington Hall, and our third place winner Team Hollow (Financial Aid, International Education, and East Asian Languages and Literature)! Click for More