Help Conserve Energy Over Winter Break

Help the university further its Climate Action Plan goals by participating in energy-conserving actions during winter break....

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Via Cornell Chronicle, 12/19/14

All members of the Cornell community are asked to help the university further its Climate Action Plan goals by participating in energy-conserving actions during winter break.

Settings programmed into building controls will affect mainly classrooms, teaching labs, residence halls, and athletic and dining facilities from Dec. 23 to Jan. 5. Research labs and animal facilities are not included in setbacks.

When leaving campus for winter break, Cornell community members are asked to:

Close laboratory fume hoods and shut down nonessential lab equipment.

Close windows and shut internal and external doors.

Turn off all lights in your office or any shared area (such as conference rooms, kitchen/break rooms, restrooms and classrooms).

Shut down such office equipment as computers, fax machines, printers and coffee makers, and unplug power cords from outlets.

Do not use space heaters.

Report any air or water leaks to the Facilities Customer Service Center (255-5322).

During last year’s winter setbacks, Cornell avoided more than $140,000 in electric energy costs, which directly benefited the colleges and units. This winter break, help lower energy costs for your college or unit.

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