December 15, 2022

Help SIU save energy costs over winter break

In an effort to control campus energy costs, Facilities and Energy Management asks employees to help conserve energy by following some simple suggestions before leaving campus for the holiday break. Custodial staff will visit the offices of faculty and staff who have been working remotely this semester.

Minimize heating of unoccupied spaces:

  • Set thermostats to 55 degrees.
  • Properly shut all outside windows and doors.
  • Close window blinds. 

Turn off unused equipment:

  • All lights.
  • Computer monitors, CPUs and laptops.
  • Office equipment such as fax machines, copiers and printers.
  • Laboratory equipment not necessary for safety or ongoing research. 

Unplug unused appliances:

  • Space heaters.
  • Anything with a clock or timer such as coffee pots and microwaves.
  • Break room refrigerators. Please empty, clean, defrost and leave the door open.

With the assistance of faculty and staff, the university can conserve energy, reduce expenses and promote environmental stewardship.