During the Winter Break, many campus facilities are closed. To conserve energy, the university will implement from Thursday, Dec. 24 to Sunday, Jan. 3 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 $274,987 in energy costs during the Winter Break, and since its inception in 2005, it has reduced utility costs by $2.76 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 exterior doors and windows.
For more ways to reduce energy consumption, visit the Holiday Energy Savings website.