Campus Energy Conservation Program
You’ve Got the Power - to help Georgetown save!
The University's Energy Conservation Program, launched in the summer of 2013, is a voluntary curtailment program that engages faculty and staff to help advance the university’s environmental stewardship and help meet our Carbon Commitment through small individual actions.
When temperatures rise above 90 degrees outside, the university asks all employees to switch off lights, unplug unused devices, and take other steps to minimize the use of power on campus. The university's Office of Planning and Facilities Management helps make it easy by sending reminders when temperatures climb.
Resources for Georgetown Employees
To find out how you can help Georgetown save, check out the resources below, including a poster you can print (on recycled paper) and hang in your office to help motivate you and your coworkers:
- Top 10 Ways to Save Energy in Your Office
- Office Energy Conservation- Poster for Print (PDF)
- Georgetown Green Offices Certification Program
More Resources - To help you save at work and at home:
- ENERGY.gov Energy Saver - Details on tax breaks and other benefits of home energy efficiency
- PEPCO Conservation Tips - Tips for all four seasons
- US EPA - Reducing Energy Use at Home
- Natural Resources Defense Council - How to Reduce Your Energy Consumption
Did you know? Experts estimate that through simple actions in the workplace, employees can cut a building's electricity demand by up to 15%!