- Energy at UND
- Energy changes at UND
- Facilities Online Metering
- Energy Links
- Energy and Recycling Tips
- Building Services/Custodial
- Central Warehouse
- Departmental Moves
- Hopper Danley Spiritual Center
- Pest Control Service
- Snow Removal
- Space Utilization
- Steam Plant
Energy Saving Tips
Develop smart energy habits at home. By adopting some of the recommended habits below, you will become more conscious of your energy waste and begin to notice other ways you can be more responsible in your energy use:
- Turn off the lights when you don't need them.
- Use Energy Star certified bulbs, which use 70-90% less energy, last up to 15 times longer and can save an estimated $80 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. (source: https://www.energystar.gov/products/lighting_fans/light_bulbs ).
- Unplug chargers when your devices are charged.
- Turn down the thermostat when you are leaving or going to sleep.
- Wash your clothes in cold water. It will save energy and money and your clothes won't shrink, colors won't fade and fabrics will last longer!
- Buy Energy Star certified products.
Manage your computer energy use. Don't use screen savers, INSTEAD:
- Activate power management on your computer
- Turn off computers in on-campus computer centers and offices when closing for the day. A computer left on 24 hours a day for a year produces as much carbon dioxide as driving the average car 820 miles (source: Columbia University).
Recycle! Yes, University of North Dakota and the City of Grand Forks both have recycling programs! Enough energy is saved by recycling one aluminum can to run a TV set for three hours or to light one 100 watt bulb for 20 hours (source: The Recycler's Handbook by the Earth Works Group).
- What UND Recycles?
- Recycling Simplified
- Grand Forks Recycling
- WM Recycling Stats
- WM Recycling Tips
- Utilize Electronic waste resources such as Best Buy www.bestbuy.com/recycle or other locations where electronics are sold
- Have a hard-to-recycle item? Find out how and where!
- "One persons trash is another persons treasure" - Post items on local websites and social media.
- Local thrift and secondhand stores accept donations.
- Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch Thrift store (701)775-7805
- Salvation Army Donation Center (701)775-7255
Sustainable Campus Life
Minimize your commuting footprint. Use buses instead of driving.