‘Tis the season to save energy!

During the Winter Break, most facilities on NC State campus are closed. To conserve energy, the university will implement from Wednesday, Dec. 24 to Sunday, Jan. 4 the Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative by lowering temperatures in most campus buildings and turning off lights and unnecessary electronics.

Last year, this initiative saved NC State $288,590 during the Winter Break, and since its inception in 2005, it has reduced utility costs by $2.5 million. To help reduce energy consumption, before you leave for the Winter Break:

  • Turn off any non-essential electronics, including scanners, printers and other computer peripherals that won’t be used while you’re away.
  • Consider a “shutdown” of your computer as opposed to a “sleep” or “hibernate” state, if compatible with your business processes.
  • Turn off lights and close all doors and windows.

For more ways to reduce energy consumption, visit the Winter Holiday Saving Initiative website.