Sept. 8-14, 2000
Back Issues
Project aims to preserve lessons taught by civil rights figures
Attaining the goal of a college education
Historic maps of Charlottesville online

Coin-fed foundation to promote exchanges between U.S., Iceland

Nursing student group serves Salvadorans and migrant workers
Miller Center awards scholars
Training commences for researchers whose work involves human subjects
Take Our Advice ... Beat the heat, with efficiency
Hot Links -- Guide to University and community
Crime Statistics
Jerusalem Trio to perform
Ryan ready to coach
Off the Shelf -- books by U.Va. faculty and staff
Student Activities Fair Day -- photo

Take Our Advice ...

Beat the heat, with efficiency

There is still plenty of warm weather left, so it's not too late to take a few measures to be more energy efficient. Here are a few summertime tips, useful at home or at work, from Tony Motto, the University's energy program manager:

Close the drapes to keep out the hot daytime sun, especially on south- and west-facing windows.
Turn the air conditioning thermostat up to 78 degrees -- or higher -- to reduce cooling costs.
Shut air conditioning vents and close doors to rooms that are used the least.
Turn off lights and computers when not in use, and set fax machines and printers to "sleep" mode.
Delay laundry and dishwashing to nighttime, away from peak-demand hours.
Prepare meals that don't require an oven or stove.
Turn off electric heat pumps in backyard swimming pools, or better yet, replace them with solar heat pumps.
Change air conditioner filters regularly.


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