UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

Energy consumption efforts on track

Chancellor Linda P. Brady provides an update about energy consumption on campus:

At the beginning of this school year, I challenged to the campus to build on our energy conservation successes of 2011-12 by establishing a goal of reducing energy consumption 3 percent in 2012-13. I am pleased to report that through the first third of this fiscal year we are on track to exceed our goal. Over these four months we have collectively reduced our consumption by 6.45 percent, resulting in avoided costs of over $70,000.

We have achieved this in large part through your cooperation with the Standards of Comfort policy and your participation in programs of the Sustainability Office, including the Green Office campaign and the Vampire Energy Slayers. Somewhat milder weather has helped as well. With your continued attention to more efficient energy use and participation in our successful energy reduction programs, I am confident we will continue to surpass our goal. Simple actions such as powering down your computers overnight and over weekends, as well as ensuring that lights in your areas are off at day’s end, go a long way toward reducing UNCG’s energy consumption.

If you’d like to learn other tips on how to save energy here and at home, please visit the UNCG Sustainability Office web site: http://www.uncg.edu/fac/sustainability/.