The University is committed to
reducing energy consumption through both active and passive measures. Active
measures include asking the University's community to close doors, turn off
lights and engage in other general conservation activities and education (ie
staff forum, administrative forum, faculty meetings, student interest groups
and outreach). Passive measures include installing energy-saving devices,
designing new infrastructure with the goal of energy conservation, operating
existing facilities in the most feasible energy-efficient manner, and
developing procurement guidelines that incorporate energy-awareness. The following rules and regulations
must be followed by all Effat constituents at all times:
- Windows and doors of air-conditioned spaces should be kept
closed. Imbalances in cooling conditions should be called to the
attention of Maintenance and Operation Services – email firstname.lastname@example.org or logged through the facility help desk.
- Office equipment, lights and air conditioners should be turned off
when not in use.
- Personal computers and printers should be turned off when not in
- The Management of Facility and Equipment should adhere to established preventive maintenance schedules for all HVAC equipment to ensure efficiency of operation. Concerns about preventive maintenance should be called to the attention of the Director of Maintenance.
lighting, except that required for security purposes, will be turned off
when buildings and facilities are unoccupied, such as at the end of the
work day. The cleaning staff will turn lights back on only in the areas
where they are performing cleaning activities and will turn lights off
when tasks are completed.
central air-conditioning equipment, including supply and return air fans,
is to be shut off or - for thermostatically controlled systems -set to
activate at 80 degrees on weekends, holidays and at night, except where
doing so would adversely affect instruction, electronic data processing or
other critical/24-hour operations.
air conditioning equipment, such as window-mounted air conditioners,
should be set to 72°F -75 °F
(22 °C -24 °C)and
turned off whenever the affected room is not in use.
conditioners in the academic/administrative buildings should be set at
72 °F -75 °F
(22 °C – 24 °C).
Automation Schedules will be coordinated with classroom needs, specialized
equipment needs, laboratory needs and approved special events, but
generally not in response to personal preferences.
energy-efficient products should be purchased whenever possible. Energy
Star offers more than 40 categories of products that use less energy, save
money and are environmentally friendly. Products include: appliances,
heating and cooling devices, and office equipment. Recyclable and reusable
products should also be purchased when feasible to reduce disposal costs.
- Equipment supplied by vendors for use on the University campus,
such as washers/dryers and vending equipment, should be Energy Star