Do the cool thing: Power down during Winter Break

Ready for Winter Break, Wolfpack? Before you head out, make sure powering down your electronics and appliances is at the top of your list.

Turning off any non-essential electronics contributes significantly to NC State’s Holiday Energy Savings Initiative (HESI) that safely decreases energy consumption and cost by lowering the temperature in most campus buildings during Winter break. Last year, the HESI saved the university over $200,000. And since it started in 2005, it has saved $3,685,785 overall.

You can help NC State stay “cool” during 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.
  • Shut down your computer instead of leaving it in sleep state, if possible with your business processes. If you need to keep your computer on, simply turn off your monitor.
  • Turn off lights and shut all exterior doors and windows.
  • Clean out and unplug office refrigerators and coffee pots.

To learn more about NC State’s natural resources stewardship, visit the HESI website.