Save electricity by powering down before you leave

Western Today staff
Friday, November 9, 2012 - 11:30am

If you will be away from the office for the long weekend, help reduce Western Washington University's standing electricity load (also known as power drain or vampire load):

Before you leave, please

  • Turn off computers, monitors and printers.
  • Unplug chargers and small appliances (but not the refrigerator).
  • Leave the thermostat at its normal setting.
  • Close the windows and shades.
  • Turn off lights and shut windows in unoccupied rooms.
  • Remind colleagues and students to "power down" before leaving.

Enjoy the weekend!