energy efficiency

Shut the Sash: Do Your Part to Save Energy in Salem Hall

2018-10-30T13:37:27+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Home Stories|Tags: |

By: Kellie Shanaghan The newly-renovated Salem Hall, longtime home of the Chemistry Department, has high potential for energy savings -- but only if everyone interacts with the space correctly. One critical step is shutting the glass doors, called sashes, on the fume hoods when they are not in use. “We have installed the efficient [...]

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Halfway to victory? It’s up to You.

2013-12-12T16:37:37+00:00November 9th, 2012|Categories: EcoReps, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Get Involved - Students, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , |

On November 1st we kicked off a residence hall energy conservation competition against Notre Dame -- Energy Bowl 2012: Lights Off, Lights Out.  We’re now at the halfway point of the competition, which wraps up on November 14th. The first half of the competition has been a successful exercise in cross-campus collaboration.  Facilities and Campus Services [...]

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Temperature setbacks save green for the holidays

2010-07-06T15:35:32+00:00December 3rd, 2009|Categories: Buildings, Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

The university saved $30,000 in nine days last year during the trial run of the Holiday Setbacks program implemented by Facilities Management and Campus Services. This year’s program, which will run an additional 5 days is expected to save the university even more money in valuable natural gas use reductions. A directive from Jim Alty, Vice [...]

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Lenovo laptops achieve EPEAT gold certification for energy efficiency

2010-02-08T17:06:21+00:00November 10th, 2009|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Home Stories|Tags: , , , , |

The new ThinkPad T400 laptop computers issued to incoming freshmen and juniors this year meet the highest standard of environmentally sound design according to the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT). EPEAT, a not-for-profit, environmental procurement tool is designed to help purchases evaluate, compare, and select computers and monitors based on their environmental attributes. [...]

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Faces of Sustainability: Rick Matthews

2012-07-24T11:15:47+00:00November 2nd, 2009|Categories: Faces of Sustainability, Home Stories, Stewardship|Tags: , , |

“My house is my toy,” Rick Matthews, associate provost of information systems, said. His Faculty Drive home, built in 1984 may well still be the most energy efficient structure on the block over 20 years after its construction. Matthews uses super insulation to make his home comfortable year round. A former physics professor and chair of [...]

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