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.
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 Saving Tips
Wasting energy wastes our budget! See below for some great energy savings tips!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!).
- 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!