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Save Energy over the Holidays

12/21/12

It seems as if the Fall Semester just began, but Christmas break is here.

As part of the ongoing 'Got Green?' campaign, the Office of Engineering and Energy Management recently shared a few tips on saving energy at Boston College over the break.

  • Turn off items that consume electricity, such as lights and individual coffee makers.
  • Unplug chargers and other electronic equipment.
  • Shut down computers.
  • Review requirements and assignments for turning off office equipment such as printers and copiers.
  • Where possible, close blinds and curtains in offices, classrooms and residence hall rooms.
  • Close all windows.
  • If a refrigerator is empty, raise the setting to a warmer temperature.
  • In offices with thermostats, lower the setting to 55 degrees.
  • In offices with individual heating units, switch off the fan.

Learn more at www.bc.edu/green.

You can also take similar steps at home, including:

  • If your Christmas tree is lit and you don't need any additional lighting for whatever you're doing, turn the other lights off.
  • Turn down the heat when you have guests. They'll generate plenty of heat (and maybe hot air) on their own.
  • Invest in rechargable batteries.

Learn more tips for saving energy at home over the holidays here.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Boston College ITS!