Javascript Menu by
Skip to main content
more options

With their unique building knowledge, staff involvement is vital to maximize energy conservation performance.  It’s easy to get involved

Turn it Off / Shut it Down

  • Computer monitors: Turn off all when not needed
  • Computers: Set power save mode to minimize power use when idle
  • Computers: Shut off if possible nights and weekends
  • Freezers and Refrigerators: Shut off all that are not in use
  • Research Equipment: Shut off all that is not is use
  • Space Heaters: Minimize the use of, shut off when gone
  • Fume Hood Sashes: Close when not in use
  • Greenhouse Lighting: Shut off when not needed
  • Growth Chambers: Shut off when not in use,
  • Unplug equipmentthat drains energy when not in use (i.e. cell phone chargers, fans, coffeemakers, desktop printers, radios, etc.).


Widen Setpoints

  • Growth Chambers: Widen heating/cooling setpoints with HVAC Shop Assistance
  • Thermostats: Lower heating, raise cooling setpoints with HVQC Shop assistance



Increase Efficiency

  • Preventive Maintenance:  Ask us about conservation focused PM for your building
  • Coordinate with vending machine vendor to turn off advertising lights.
  • Keep heating vents unobstructed.
  • Use energy efficient ENERGY STAR® products



Smart Choices

  • Use natural lighting or daylighting. Turn off lights near windows if feasible
  • Use task lighting.  Instead of lighting an entire room, focus the light where needed and directly illuminate work areas.
  • Close or adjust window blinds to block direct sunlight to reduce cooling needs during warm months
  • In the winter months, open blinds on south-facing windows during the day to allow sunlight to naturally heat your workspace.  At night, close the blinds to reduce heat loss at night.