Gail Hairston

Saving Green this Holiday Season

Published: Dec 20, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2013) — As you head out for the holiday break, consider these energy saving tips from University of Kentucky Sustainability Coordinator Shane Tedder and Energy Engineer Britney Thompson:

  • Power down your computer.
  • Unplug appliances such as coffee pots, printers, microwaves etc.
  • Make sure windows are shut tightly.
  • Dial your thermostat back to 60 degrees before you head out (if you can control it).
  • Turn off all lights (including your Christmas lights).

This time last year, it cost about $70,000 per day for central electricity and steam to be provided for campus. These simple efforts will avoid wasted energy and reduce costs. The campus community is encouraged to contribute to UK’s ongoing efforts to promote sustainability through both environmental stewardship and fiscal responsibility.

 

The Delta Room, UK’s Centralized Energy Management and Control Center, focuses on conservation and efficiency on a daily basis and annually saves the university more than $3.5 million in utility costs.

 

For more information on energy savings at UK, visit www.empowered.uky.edu. Ideas for saving energy are welcome; send to britney.thompson@uky.edu.

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December
 
1
Resumes and Cover Letters
Circle of Love Gift Return
Mon
2
UK Guitar Studio
Circle of Love Gift Return
Tue
3
Networking and Job Search
Internship Info Session
LNFS Presents: Wayne's World
Study Sounds: Classical Concert
Wed
4
LNFS Presents: Frozen
Ballet Music of Tchaikovsky
Circle of Love Gift Pick-Up
Live Screening of Orion Spacecraft Re-entry
Massage on the Go
Thu
5
LNFS Presents: Winter's Bone
LNFS Presents: Gremlins
Open Studio
Circle of Love Gift Pick-Up
Fri
6
Snow Skiing @ Perfect North Slopes
Sat
7
Free Holiday Shopping Shuttle to Fayette Mall
Sun
8
Undergraduate Research Information Session "How to Find a Faculty Mentor"
Mon
9
Job Club - Identifying Your Skills
Paws for Stress Relief
Tue
10
 
Wed
11
 
Thu
12
Last Day of Classes
Fri
13
 
Sat
14
Free Holiday Shopping Shuttle to Fayette Mall
Finals Treats
Sun
15
Final Exams
Crunch Brunch
Mon
16
Final Exams
Jazzy Holiday Concert
Tue
17
Final Exams
Caregiver Support Group
Wed
18
Final Exams
Thu
19
Final Exams
End of 2014 Fall Semester
Fri
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