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This Halloween, slay energy vampires

Oct. 25, 2012—A silent menace may be lurking around your Vanderbilt office or home. “Energy vampires,” electronic devices that slowly suck energy when they are turned off but still plugged in, provide no useful function and waste energy and money. This is especially true for devices with standby capability—such as a remote control or anything with a...

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Save money, stay healthy with the EPA’s energy reducing tips

Jul. 11, 2012—With summer in full swing and air conditioners blasting, it’s important to keep your health and the environment in mind. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released its list of 15 Hot Tips for a Cool Summer both at home and at work. The list includes ways to save money, reduce energy usage, remain healthy...

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Vanderbilt’s energy conservation efforts pay off during heat wave

Jul. 5, 2012—When Nashville temperatures soared to an all-time high last Friday, the Vanderbilt campus kept its cool, thanks in part to low humidity as well as the long-term energy conservation efforts of administrators and the ready response of Vanderbilt employees. Even though the thermometer reached a record 109 degrees June 29, the university’s total electrical consumption...

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Soaring temperatures mean it’s time to conserve energy

Jun. 27, 2012—As the weekend approaches, temperatures across the South are expected to soar to 100 degrees or higher. 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. Slight modifications to energy use patterns...

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As summer temperatures rise, be mindful of energy use

May. 30, 2012—As the thermometer climbs this summer, be aware of steps you can take to conserve and reduce energy. Closing window shades, dressing in light, loose layers and setting indoor thermostats at 75 degrees or higher will help keep energy costs and consumption low. For more energy conservation tips, visit SustainVU’s ThinkOne website. Middle Tennessee also...

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Heat advisory means time to conserve energy

Jul. 12, 2011—There are many things you can do to save energy during the summer heat.

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Lighting upgrade at Vanderbilt University’s Buttrick Hall saves 34 metric tons of GHG emissions

Dec. 23, 2010—A recent upgrade to the lighting in Buttrick Hall, a classroom building on Vanderbilt University’s campus, saves both money and the environment. The Plant Operations crew replaced 150 50-watt MR-16 halogen light bulbs with 6-watt light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. The new LED lights will save 57,000 kilowatt hours per year and avoid producing approximately 34...

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