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.
Low-Wattage Wisdom Little Bits of Awesomeness
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.
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
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
Some thoughts on how we talk about energy conservation, inspired by the SuperOFF Challenge
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!
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!
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...
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.
Leaving town for a few days? Give your appliances and your wallet a break too!
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
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.