A message from Tony Motto, Energy
Walking around the University, I see many opportunities for
As we face budget shortfalls, energy conservation becomes even
more important; your departments can help bridge the budget gap.
The Facilities Management Utilities Department constantly invests
in new technologies that save energy, but these technologies can
not take the place of personal habits that conserve energy. Three
simple things that we can do at no cost to the University
that will save energy dollars are:
turn off the lights when you dont need them Ill
do this for you with a motion sensor, if you like;
dont use screen savers on your computer monitor [but set
it to go to sleep when youre not using it for
a while]; and
change incandescent light bulbs to compact fluorescent lamps.
you come across an interesting way of saving energy? Please send
it to me and Ill include it in our quarterly newsletter.
Also, if you have any questions, please send me an e-mail at awm3g
@virginia.edu. Thank you.
from Watts Happening, February 2002.