Power down during Winter Break

As you prepare to leave your office for the Winter Break, make sure you power down your non-essential electronics and appliances. 

When you power down, you contribute to NC State’s Holiday Energy Savings Initiative (HESI), which also aims to safely decrease energy consumption and cost by lowering the temperature in most campus buildings. Last year, the HESI saved the university $389,706 in utility costs and more than $4 million since its inception in 2005.

Before you leave for the Winter Break, remember to:

  • Turn off non-essential electronics, including scanners, printers and other computer peripherals that won’t be used while you’re away.
  • Shutdown your computer as opposed to a sleep state, if compatible with your business processes. If you need to keep your computer on, simply turn off your monitor.
  • Turn off all lights in your office and close any exterior windows and doors.
  • Spread the word about the Holiday Energy Savings Initiative and encourage others to participate to maximize energy conservation and savings. 

For more energy saving tips during the Winter Break, visit the Holiday Energy Saving Initiative website.