Don’t forget to power down before leaving for Winter Break


Please remember to power down before you leave your residence hall for an extended period over Winter Break. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university.

Here are some things you can do to help conserve energy while you are away:

  • Turn off lights in your residence when you leave, even if only for a short period of time.
  • Turn off lights to common areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, common rooms and suites when you leave and especially before leaving for the holiday.
  • Unplug electronics. Many electronics pull energy even when they are turned off. Unplug electronic devices while you are away on break to save energy.
  • Set thermostat settings to 65 degrees F.

Contact: Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, 615-322-9022