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Slay energy vampires this Halloween

Oct. 26, 2015—As little ghosts and ghouls prepare to come out in search of Halloween treats, be sure you don’t have any silent menaces lurking around your office or home tricking you into using more energy.

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Don’t forget to power down before leaving for the holiday

Jun. 30, 2015—Remember to power down before you leave the office for an extended period over the July Fourth holiday. Your reductions in energy use can have a large impact when aggregated across the entire university.

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Energy conservation urged as temperatures plummet

Jan. 7, 2015—Plant Operations is asking the Vanderbilt community to take small steps for the rest of the week to help reduce pressure on the campus’ energy infrastructure during the current bout of extremely cold weather.

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10 tips for saving energy at Vanderbilt this summer

Jun. 30, 2014—As temperatures climb into the 90s and higher this summer, faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to reduce energy consumption on campus and at the medical center.

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Practice these tips for World Water Day

Mar. 19, 2014—“Water and Energy” is the theme of this year’s World Water Day, March 22. Vanderbilt has many ongoing water conservation projects that not only reduce water consumption, but also decrease energy usage.

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Photo: Energy savers

Jan. 30, 2014—The Pharmacology laboratory on the 4th floor of PRB, under the direction of H. Alex Brown, Ph.D., professor of Pharmacology, was the winner of the VUMC Go Green for the Holidays energy conservation contest.

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University saves more than $200,000; Commons Center is Energy Bowl winner

Jan. 23, 2014—Energy conservation measures taken on the Vanderbilt campus during December’s Energy Bowl Challenge resulted in more than $200,000 in energy savings, according to Vanderbilt Plant Operations and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office.

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University to reduce energy consumption due to extreme cold

Jan. 23, 2014—As the weekend approaches, extreme cold temperatures are forecast for the Middle Tennessee area. As a result, various public utilities have asked that Vanderbilt University reduce its energy consumption to prevent strain on the power grid. The university will comply with this request by reducing heat to certain common areas of university buildings during the...

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Reminder: Join the Energy Bowl Challenge to win a pizza party

Dec. 20, 2013—The University Central building that reduces its energy consumption by the greatest percentage over winter break will win a pizza party.

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Labs encouraged to power down over holidays

Dec. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Plant Services and Sustainability and Environmental Management Office (SEMO) are hosting “Go Green for the Holidays,” an energy conservation contest open to research labs during the final two weeks of December.

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Green Lights program will monitor Commons’ energy use

Sep. 3, 2013—New Green Lights screens at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons will display real-time energy use for each residence hall and tell students if the building is meeting its pre-determined energy savings goal.

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As the weather gets hot, practice these tips to conserve energy

Jun. 13, 2013—As one of the largest energy consumers in Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are encouraged to do their part to reduce energy consumption on campus and at the medical center.

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