A memo from Henry Baier, associate vice president for facilities
and operations, says that reducing electrical usage by as little
as 3 percent could save the University more than $1 million.
A flier reminding people to "turn off the juice" was
sent to deans, directors and department heads earlier this month.
It says energy conservation is always important, never more so than
during this time of tight budgets. "How can you help? By turning
off lights, computers, TVs, radios, copiers, printers, coffeemakers,
and other electrical appliances when they're not in use," the
flier says. "You'll be saving money and conserving valuable
resources at the same time."
The flier is part of a campaign by the Utility Reduction Committee,
which includes several campus departments. (Illustration by Jim
Reitz, Marketing Communications)