This is a guest post from Facilities & Campus Services and the Office of Sustainability:
In an effort to conserve energy over the winter holiday period, Facilities & Campus Services will be reducing temperatures in select academic and administrative buildings from the evening of Friday, Dec. 22, until the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 2.
This holiday temperature setback program significantly reduces energy consumption on campus. Through this program, the University has saved over $300,000 and 2,300 metric tons of carbon emissions over the past eight years.
Staff or faculty who intend to visit or work on campus during the holiday period are advised to dress appropriately for the cooler conditions. For departments that would like an exemption or have received exemptions in the past, please contact Doug Ecklund at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the temperature setbacks, the campus community can save energy by taking the following steps: