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Energy Awareness and Conservation Best Practices

Best Energy Practices

Every person at Troy University is expected to be an "energy saver" as well as an "energy consumer."  As an energy consumer, you can make a difference by taking the following steps to reduce energy consumption in offices, classrooms, residential life buildings, and even at home –

Turn off lights when you leave a room.  

Turn off computers, monitors, speakers, and printers when not in use.

Turn off TVs, stereos, and appliances when you leave the area.

Unplug all chargers when not in use.

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Keep doors and windows closed when heating, ventilation, and air- conditioning (HVAC) systems are in use.

Close window blinds and angle them up when leaving for the day.

While room is occupied, set thermostats to 74-78 degrees for cooling and 68-72 degrees for heating.

During summer months, set thermostats to 82-85 degrees and Auto when leaving for the day or weekend; and, leave ceiling fans running at low speed to circulate air.

During winter months, set thermostats to 55-60 degrees and Auto when leaving for the day or weekend; and, leave ceiling fans running at medium speed to circulate air.


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Save $12 in energy cost in one month with LED holiday lighting

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