Because energy costs account for such a significant portion of the Buildings’ operating expenses, we solicit the cooperation and assistance of all building occupants in reducing energy consumption. Following are some simple procedures that when practiced can have a big impact on cutting energy bills:
Turn off all electric equipment not in use including typewriters, copiers, coffeepots, etc.
Close perimeter blinds and/or drapes at night to help maintain the temperature within the building during the night. During times of high sun intensity, close the window coverings to help overcome the solar load.
Where practical, place all heat-producing equipment such as duplicating machines in one area.
Locate wall hangings, displays and furniture away from supply and return air grille and registers (induction units) to prevent obstruction of airflow.
If possible, have persons working after hours work in proximity to one another to lesson lighting and ventilation requirements.