Holiday Setbacks

FAQ: Holiday Setbacks

2011-12-20T15:06:34-04:00December 5th, 2011|Categories: Energy Conservation and Climate Change, Frequently Asked Questions, Home Stories|Tags: , , |

Q. What's the deal with the university's Holiday Setbacks program? A. Each year during the holiday break in December and January, Facilities and Campus Services allows the temperature of most campus buildings to "float" between 55 degrees (to prevent freezing pipes) and 85 degrees (to avoid frying electronic devices like computers and projector equipment). Since buildings [...]

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Temperature setbacks save green for the holidays

2010-07-06T15:35:32-04:00December 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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