Since 2012, UNC-Chapel Hill has safely lowered building temperatures and campus energy use during University holidays, particularly during the winter holiday when the University is closed for about ten consecutive days. During the 2017 Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative (Dec. … Read more
Category: Energy Management News
During the 2016 Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative (December 23 – January 1), building temperature set points will be lowered in unoccupied buildings, which saves chilled water, steam, natural gas and electricity, thereby reducing utility costs. This program can be highly successful depending on the weather, saving the University thousands of dollars in energy bills.
The implementation of the energy conservation measures (ECM) continues to raise the bar on campus energy savings. The program has achieved savings of $36,143,515 since August, 2009. We want to thank everyone for their hard work and support. Your commitment to … Read more
Shut down desktop and laptop computers unless instructed otherwise by IT or administrative staff. If your computer, speakers, phone charger, etc., are all on one power strip, turn off the power strip after shutting down your computer. Unplug nonessential equipment … Read more
Before you leave for Thanksgiving Break, remember to take note of these simple ways to save energy on campus: Shut down desktop and laptop computers unless instructed otherwise by IT or administrative staff. If your computer, speakers, phone charger, etc., … Read more
With help from various industry groups, the Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee paid for the installation of 19.8 kW solar panel system on the roof of the Graham Student Union. The system consists of 64 panels and can produce up … Read more
Just a few weeks ago, most of the UNC Energy Management office went to the Appalachian Energy Summit on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Over the course of the three day conference, representatives from UNC system … Read more
The 2014-2015 school year is over and that means the 2015-2016 school year is right around the corner. In order to prepare for their transition from high school to life at UNC, newly admitted students and their parents will be … Read more
No one really thinks about light bulbs until they burn out and you are sitting in the dark. This is seriously unfortunate since light sources require a significant amount of energy to run and can end up costing a lot of money.
The cold weather finally seems to have left Chapel Hill and I think that is something that all of us can be happy about. Now that things have warmed up, it becomes very tempting to open your windows and let … Read more