Energy, Heating & Cooling

Student Sustainability Guide
Are you looking for ways to save energy? Check out GVSU's Student Sustainability Guide for ways that you can make a difference.

Temperatures
As seasons change, so do temperatures! Is your office or classroom too hot or too cold? Contact Us! Remember - you can help out our energy savings by wearing season-appropriate clothing.

Energy
Wasting energy wastes our budget!  See below for some great energy savings tips!

Lighting
     - Turn off your lights! Many offices have plenty of outside light for work!
     - Turn off other lights! If you find an empty room - turn out the lights.

Heat
     - Prevent energy loss by keeping exterior doors closed.
     - Wear layers of clothing appropriate for the season.
     - Close your window blinds at night to retain building heat and block out the cold.

Water
     - Report dripping faucets to Operations - Put in a work order!

Computers & Office Equipment
     - Turn off equipment when you leave i.e. computers, monitors, printers, fax & copiers.
     - Activate energy sleep mode on computers and copiers.
     - Did you know that ink-jets use 95% less energy than laser printers??
     - Use the "print preview" option to find errors before printing (saves paper too!).

Appliances
     - Unplug appliances - microwaves, coffee pots, etc. Many use energy even when switched off.

Other ways to save
     - Ride the Bus! For a schedule, Click Here! Saves money too!
     - Recycle, Recycle, Recycle!
     - Report problems such as water leaks & temperature extremes - Put in a work order!

Do you have ideas about ways to save energy at GVSU? Let us know!

Page last modified June 21, 2012