How can you contribute to energy conservation on campus? Here is one particularly powerful action you can help us with.
Closing windows and doors
Why is this important? Habitually opening windows and doors to get rid of excess heat sends a signal to the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems to work harder to maintain the temperature setting and results in large energy inefficiencies.
Every hour that a single Supply Air Fan operates it consumes the equivalent of 230 light bulbs (100-watt). This costs the university approximately $13,432 in energy per year!
Building systems are managed and controlled to meet air quality codes and ensure occupant comfort. HVAC systems continuously circulate and bring in fresh outside air. If your area is too hot or too cold, please email Facilities and a technician will adjust your temperature settings.
This is more important than ever as Capilano University must meet the provincially mandated reduction target of 67% overall energy reduction by 2020.
Thanks for helping Capilano U save money and energy!
Submitted by Marina Van Driel, Sustainability Assistant on Campus, Facilities department
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