Saturday, September 19, 2009

Energy Committee

Ideas for reducing energy consumption and increasing awareness on campus:

-Get involved with IT to examine the viability of automatic computer shutdowns for campus computers after an extended idle period.

-Get involved with administration(/student gov?) to look at funding for installing lighting occupancy sensors.

-Place stickers on light switches to remind to turnoff after exiting a room.

-Create and place signs to encourage the use of stairs over elevators.

-Devise an experiment to examine the viability of waiting for a parking spot to open versus walking to campus through polling, car counting, or devising an experiment. Get connected with campus media to distribute results.

-Look into possible metering of campus electric utilities to model building energy use.