Low-Wattage Wisdom Little Bits of Awesomeness

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

Year OFF Grants Awarded

As part of the Energy Education program’s Year OFF, University departments were invited to submit proposals for funding to support projects that will reduce energy waste within the department’s area of operation. Click to read about the successful projects, and maybe be inspired for a proposal of your own!

Trying to Save Energy? Feeling Exhausted?

Exhaust fans are designed to suck all the air out of a space to get rid of anything you might not want to breathe in (smoke, odors etc.) as thoroughly as possible. When you need them, you need them. When you don’t – get them off!

Slow Motion Sensors

Motion sensor lights seem like a great way to save energy. And they can be. But they can also create a lot of waste. Surprised? Read on...

The Friendly Closed Door

Keeping doors closed between conditioned and non-conditioned spaces is good for the environment, the budget, and your comfort. Download a friendly closed door sign here.

PowerDown 2016!

May 6-13 All Residence Halls, Greek Houses, Theme Houses and the Lee House compete for biggest electricity reduction. Lights OFF. Game ON. PowerDown. Click for rankings update daily

Time to See the Light!

Watts, Lumens, Kelvin Scale... the right choice can cut energy per bulb by 90%, but what does it all mean??? Continue reading for a helpful guide from Energy Star.