Power down for the Thanksgiving break

Western Today staff
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 - 10:22am

If your office, lab, or workstation will be vacant for even one day during the upcoming holiday break, please take the following actions to reduce campus energy consumption.

  • Close your windows
  • Close curtains, lower blinds
  • Turn off and unplug your computer and monitor
  • Shut off power strips
  • Unplug all appliances not plugged into power strips, including speakers, copiers, fax machines, coffee makers, microwave and toaster ovens, water coolers, etc.
  • Leave refrigerators plugged in, or defrost and clean before unplugging
  • Shut fume hood sashes (in labs)
  • Leave your thermostat at its normal setting. Building thermostats and radiators are monitored by the FM Energy Management Center, no localized adjustments are needed
  • Tightly turn off faucets and report any leaks to FM work control 360-650-3420
  • Turn off your lights
  • Remind students and colleagues to power down before leaving campus
  • Turn off lights and shut windows in unoccupied rooms