• Tips for Saving Energy
     
    Here are suggestions for saving energy at your school or office:
    • Ensure that all incandescent light bulbs are replaced with CFL bulbs.
    • These use 75% less energy and operate at lower temperatures to help save cooling costs.
    • Assign student conservation monitors to turn off lights and make sure doors and windows are fully closed when air conditioning is running.
    • Close blinds and shades whenever possible during cooling season. This helps keep the heat out and the cool in.
    • Turn off computer monitors – screen savers do not save energy, shutting of the monitor is the only way to save energy.
    • Unplug all devices that produce “phantom loads”. Battery charges, microwaves, and electronic devices such as DVD players and VCR’s use power even when turned off. Unplug them when ever possible.
    • Empty and unplug refrigerators when not in use for extended periods.
    • If a coffee maker is used, empty it into a thermos storage jug and unplug the coffee maker. Do not use the warmer feature on the coffee maker.
     
    For more information on ENERGY STAR visit www.energystar.gov
Last Modified on September 22, 2011