Higher Education: Energy Saving Tips to Share

08/20/2013 |

Students moving into college residence hall

As millions of students return to colleges and universities this fall, facility managers can take advantage of the new school year and teach incoming students about energy efficiency.

Dispersing these energy saving tips to students living in residence halls can keep costs down not only for the educational institution, but also for the students. Some energy efficient ideas, shared by Georgia Power, include:

  • Decorating matters. Decorate with light-colored rugs and window treatments to reflect natural light and make sure furniture, curtains, rugs, and other items don't block air vents.
  • Water leaks add up. Report leaking faucets to your manager or resident assistant – one drop of hot water per minute wastes about 60 gallons per week (and the energy needed to heat it).
  • Look for the label. Choosing computers, televisions, and other electronics with the ENERGY STAR® label will help save money year after year.
  • Light right. Use smaller lamps with compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) or LEDs to illuminate workspaces like desks and tables.
  • Cooking counts. Cooking small portions in the microwave or toaster oven generates less heat than a stove or oven and can reduce electrical usage for cooking by as much as 80 percent.

Students can also be directed to additional energy-saving tips at www.georgiapower.com/collegestudents

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