Energy conservation

This Summer break, Green U and Facilities Management are inviting all faculty and staff to support UM’s Energy Conservation Initiative.


With your support, the University can substantially reduce its carbon footprint. Prior to leaving on break, please take the following energy-saving measures:

• Turn off all lights, PCs, Office equipment and Electronics. This includes equipment chargers, copy machines and all other personal electronics.

• For Personal and office refrigerators: clean out contents, defrost and unplug prior to the break period.

• Review all offices, classrooms, labs, gyms, locker rooms, media centers, restrooms, cafeterias, kitchens and break rooms, and report to Facilities Customer Service for temperature adjustment.

• Shut the fume hood sash in labs.

• Ensure all exterior doors and windows are properly closed.

• Submit any requests for facility-related repairs on items that may impact energy usage to Facilities Management.

If your department has any continuity-of-service needs, and you are not sure exactly what to do, PLEASE CALL Facilities Management at 305-284-8282./ Medical: 305-243-6375

Compare how your building is doing with other buildings on campus with our Online Lucid Energy Dashboard

 

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PILOT Program: IT ENERGY SAVING in collaboration with the EPA, UM IT and Facilities Management
Putting our computers on sleeping mode, provided that Cyber Security rules are thoroughly respected, could save UM a lot of energy and reduce our carbon footprint

 

ENERGY SAVING DASHBOARD from Student Organization ECO

Visit our LUCID ENERGY SAVING DASHBOARD, and discover how our teams of engineers, professors and students are changing the way we use energy on campus. From new Variable Air Volume in existing buildings AC systems, New Energy Management Systems, Outdoor LED lighting or solar charging benches, UM is constantly improving its energy savings and its related environmental impact. Visit UM Energy Saving Tracking System

Wonder what those ECO Board Kiosks are displaying?
Our online Lucid Dashboard is an Energy Tracking System. It is showing, in real time, how much electricity is being consumed in several main buildings on Coral Gables campus.
ECO Board used the online tool for an energy saving competition last year, but everybody can have access to it.
Go check how much energy your building is saving, visit UM Energy Saving Tracking System

 

 



2014 -  ENERGY CONSERVATION SURVEY!

The results of this survey will help UM prioritize our energy conservation efforts and save even more energy.

Green U in partnership with the Student ECO Board and UM Facilities launched the U CONSERVE CAMPAIGN - ENERGY CONSERVATION AWARENESS.

UM has invested heavily in Green buildings in the past 8 years, buildings that are saving energy despite a growing campus.
Our goal at Green U is for the University to lower its Carbon footprint even more, because we all know that the more energy we use, the more impact we have on the climate.
We may sometimes feel powerless, even though we are really concerned by the health of our community and our planet as a whole.
The good news is that there are many things that we can do in the workplace to improve the situation and reach that goal.

The campaign comprises:

- Phase I: Outreach to all offices and departments, including faculty and students. Our starting point is our ENERGY CONSERVATION SURVEY that will allow us to assess the needs for Energy Conservation on campus.

- Phase II: Launch of our Green Office Certification Program. You want to go Green at UM but you’re not sure how? Green U will be there to help you. Coming soon: Check our Professional Development website for our “Sustainability 101” workshop.

- Phase III: Implementation of an Energy Tracking System that connect all buildings at Coral Gables to an online Dashboard 


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This Winter break, Green U, Facilities Management and the Student ECO Agency are inviting all faculty, staff and students to support UM’s Energy Conservation Program.

With your support, the University can substantially reduce its carbon footprint during this semester break. Prior to leaving for the break, please take the following energy-saving measures:

• For any spaces that will be unoccupied during the entire break period, please contact Facilities Management at (305) 284-8282, or facilities@miami.edu (Coral Gables) or at 305-243-6375 (Medical) to submit a temperature & occupancy setback request.

• Turn off all lights, PCs, Office equipment and Electronics. This includes equipment chargers, copy machines and all other personal electronics.

• For Personal and office refrigerators: clean out contents, defrost and unplug prior to the break period.

• Review all offices, classrooms, labs, gyms, locker rooms, media centers, restrooms, cafeterias, kitchens and break rooms, and report to Facilities Customer Service for temperature adjustment.

• Shut the fume hood sash in labs.

• Ensure all exterior doors and windows are properly closed. Contact Facilities Management with any issues that require corrective action.

• Submit any requests for facility-related repairs on items that may impact energy, water or occupancy usage to Facilities Work Control by December 18.

If your department has any continuity-of-service needs, and you are not sure exactly what to do, PLEASE CALL Facilities Management by Friday, December 18, at 305-284-8282 ( Coral Gable) 305-243-6375 ( Medical), or email at facilities@miami.edu (Coral Gables).

You want to get your office Green U certified in 2016? Apply now !