Cooler temperatures are here to stay for awhile - let's talk about staying warm indoors this winter. Heating a space usually makes up a large majority of the overall energy used there, so keeping heat in once a space is warm can save a lot of energy.
Here are person-centric tips if you find youself chilled:
Step 1 - put on a(nother) sweater (and scarf, slippers, etc.)
Step 2 - have a lovely warm mug of tea, cider, coffee, cocoa, etc.
Step 3 - turn up the heat a little bit (if you still need to)
Here a building-centric tips if you find your space cold:
Sign up for free ECO-Visit, sponsored by Xcel Energy. Student technicians will come to your home, install free compact fluorescent light bulbs and other energy-saving devices, and give tips for staying warm and saving energy in your space.
Check out Xcel Energy's thorough Guide to Home Energy Savings.
Take advantage of a subsidized energy audit and energy efficiency rebates through Boulder County's Energy Smart Program.
Here are some tips from Facilites Management:
If you notice an opportunity for energy conservation on campus, contact the Energy Conservation Hotline - 303-735-6202 or email@example.com
Have an idea to make a student-owned campus building (UMC, Wardenburg, Rec Center) more efficient? We have an Energy Efficiency Fund to make it happen!
Because every residence hall has a different heating system, it's a good idea to get familiar with how the heating system in your building works.
and ask your RA for specifics about heating in your building.
And if you notice anything not working in your room, floor, or building, take the time to submit a Fix-it request to Housing Facilities Services and they can take care of it!