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Energy Saving Tips
Here are some things you can do to help save energy:
Turn off lights when not in use
All too often lights are left on in classrooms and lounges overnight even though there is no one around. This is a waste of energy that can easily be prevented if people remember to turn off the lights when they leave a room.
Use Computer Sleep Mode
If all 8,000 computer monitors on campus used Sleep Mode, the University could save 1.6 million kWh every year. That is equal to saving 64,000 gallons of gasoline at $160,000 in energy costs.
Use compact fluorescent light bulbs
Energy Star qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) use 66% less energy than a standard incandescent bulb and last up to 10 times longer. Replacing 100-watt incandescent with a 32-watt CFF saves at least $30 in energy costs over the life of the bulb. If every household in the US replaced one standard light bulb with a CFL the pollution reduction would equal removing one million cars from the road (source: energystar.gov).
Recycling one aluminum can
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).
Use Rechargeable Batteries
Studies have shown that using rechargeable batteries for products like cordless phones and PDAs is more cost effective than throwaway batteries. If you must use throwaways, check with your trash removal company about safe disposal options.
Unplug Battery Chargers
Unplug battery chargers when the batteries are fully charged or the chargers are not in use.