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Energy Conservation Measures

To: Faculty and Staff
From: Stephen T. Hulbert, President

In my e-mail yesterday, I announced that savings initiatives were being reviewed for possible implementation. I have today decided to implement measures to conserve energy across the campus. I have directed Physical Plant personnel to make those changes today. However, each of you will also participate in this process in order to maximize our energy savings. The plan includes the following:

  1. Thermostats will be raised 4° for cooling, and lowered 4° for heating.
  2. Thermostats on domestic hot water heaters will be lowered to 120°.
  3. Employees are directed to turn off all unneeded room lights, to turn off lights at the end of each work day, and to completely power down all computer systems at the end of the day. This includes all computer labs.

Please note that with our rapidly changing weather, there will be times when certain areas may be warmer/cooler than we want, but it will be quickly adjusted. Also, please be advised that the use of space heaters is prohibited. With the change in room temperatures, please plan to dress accordingly.

Your cooperation is requested and appreciated.

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