Energy Management Department - Top Ten Tips

1. Do not leave exterior doors and windows propped open for any reason. Do not leave exterior doors and windows propped open for any reason.
2. Remove all personal appliances from classrooms and offices. Remove all personal appliances from classrooms and offices.
3. Be sure thermostats are kept clear of heat producing appliances & anything that could block air from flowing past it. Be sure thermostats are kept clear of heat producing appliances & anything that could block air from flowing past it.
4. Use lamps with compact fluorescent light bulbs instead of ceiling fixtures. Use lamps with compact fluorescent light bulbs instead of ceiling fixtures.
5. Turn off classroom and office lights anytime the area will be unoccupied for more than 5 minutes. Turn off classroom and office lights anytime the area will be unoccupied for more than 5 minutes.
 
6. Turn on hallways and corridor lights no more than 5 minutes before the first student arrives and off as soon as the last student leaves. Turn on hallways and corridor lights no more than 5 minutes before the first student arrives and off as soon as the last student leaves.
7. Turn off technology equipment in classrooms, offices, computer labs and workrooms anytime they are not in use. Turn off technology equipment in classrooms, offices, computer labs and workrooms anytime they are not in use.
8. Remove bulbs from accent lights whose purpose is for looks only and in areas that seem to be over-lit. Remove bulbs from accent lights whose purpose is for looks only and in areas that seem to be over-lit.
9. Be sure all athletic field houses and concession stands are properly closed (night, weekends, long breaks, off-seasons). Be sure all athletic field houses and concession stands are properly closed (night, weekends, long breaks, off-seasons).
 
10. Turn ON stadium lights no more than 1 hour before the start of an event and OFF within 1 hour of the event’s conclusion (or as soon as it is safe to do so). Turn ON stadium lights no more than 1 hour before the start of an event and OFF within 1 hour of the event’s conclusion (or as soon as it is safe to do so).