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

Dec. 12, 2019, 3:06 PM

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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
FutureVUSustainability@vanderbilt.edu

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