We are experiencing the highest outdoor temperatures of the season. The extreme high temperature and relative humidity will likely cause our energy consumption to peak in the next few days. This peak energy consumption will impact utility costs for the University for the entire fiscal year.
In order to minimize the effect of the weather on our energy bills and allow us to be good stewards of our resources, Facilities Management will be taking the following measures to reduce our energy consumption:
- Setting any unused spaces into unoccupied mode.
- Raising indoor space cooling set points to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Reducing the amount of outdoor air that is brought into buildings – where practical.
You and others in your building can help us with the following:
- Turn off electrical equipment and appliances that are not in use.
- When leaving your office or classroom, turn off lights and computers if you are not returning for some time.
- Turn up the thermostats in those spaces where they are accessible.
- Ensure doors and windows are shut.
- Close blinds to keep out direct sun where practical.
Thank you for your cooperation as we work to use our resources wisely during this period of extreme temperatures. By stepping up and working together as a community we can make a difference.