Power down for the Thanksgiving break

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

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