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

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General Energy conservation tips

1. Set computer on sleep mode (here ). 
2. Turn electronics off on weekends to save energy. 
3. If possible, use natural day lighting and adjust window blinds accordingly. 
4. Turn off the lights when you leave. 
5. Set your AC thermostat on 74° F (default temp. for controlled units on campus). 
6. Set your AC unit on 78° F when you leave your space for the day.
7. Support this effort by reporting any energy or water waste to your Facilities Customer Service Department
8. Shut the fume hood sash in labs.
9. Ensure all exterior doors and windows are properly closed. Contact Facilities Management with any issues that require corrective action.
10. Take the stairs instead of the elevator
11. Follow the recommendations of our Summer and Winter Break Energy Conservation Alerts
12. Get rid of mini fridges or share with a neighbor.
13. Defrost refrigerators once a year.
14. Consider using a laptop, it uses 75% less energy than desktops.
15. Ask Facilities to install LED lighting in your area is still using incandescent bulbs or CFLs.
16. Verify that your copier is on Saving mode.

Signs toolkit:
- Download the Turn off the light stickers, print them on 5167 labels
- Download the Put your PC on Sleep Mode, print them on 5167 labels
- Download the Natural Daylight stickers, print them on 5163 labels
- Dowmload the Close the blinds stickers, print them on 5163 labels
- Download the Shut the Sash stickers, print them on 5163 labels.

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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. 

CORAL GABLES CAMPUS - SUMMER 2019 COMPETITION
The building having reached the most savings by July 31st will be invited to a special U Conserve Lunch!

Below, you’ll see the 10 winners of this summer’s U Conserve Competition. As of July 31, these buildings successfully lowered their monthly energy consumption from the previous year. Thank you all for saving more energy every year, and helping lower our carbon footprint!

- Hecht Athletics Center

- Meyer Law Library

- Behavioral Medicine

- Jenkins complex - MBS

- Max Orovitz building

- Allen Hall

- Herbert Wellness Center

- School of  Architecture 49

- Oscar Dooley Memorial

- Frost School of Music South Wing/Foster Practice building/Weeks Center for Recording

If your building is listed, you are invited to our special, FREE U Conserve luncheon 
on August 9 at 12 p.m.!
 Please RSVP now (first come first served).



- Start measuring your performance with our Energy Dashboard 
- Click on the map to find your building, or find it in the list below
- Click on the competition tab to check your ranking. 

Your goal will be to lower your monthly energy consumption from the previous year as shown on the third right side graph of your dashboard. The first graph shows your hourly consumption, the second one shows your daily consumption. Contact greenu@miami.edu if you have questions.


- June 3rd: Start implementing Green Tips for the Office:

1. IT Sleep Mode: Set your computer to sleep mode for 10 minutes or less (Settings OR Control Panel > System OR Security > Power Options > Change Power & Sleep or visit this link)
2. Turn electronics off at night and on weekends to save energy. 
3. If possible, use natural day lighting and adjust window blinds accordingly. 
4. Turn off the lights when you leave. 
5. Set your AC thermostat on 74° F (default temp. for controlled units on campus). 
6. Set your AC unit on 78° F when you leave your space for the day.
7. Support this effort by reporting any energy or water waste to our Facilities Customer Service Department at (305) 284-8282

... and don't forget to:

8. Download the U Conserve flyer for your office

Your goal will be to lower your monthly energy consumption from the previous year as shown on the third right side graph of your dashboard. The first graph shows your hourly consumption, the second one shows your daily consumption. Contact greenu@miami.edu if you have questions.
Contact greenu@miami.edu if you have questions. if you're not already a Facilities Liaison, be part of our Green Liaison program.
 
If possible, use natural day lighting and adjust window blinds accordingly, just like our AVP for Investments and Treasury, Charmel Maynard.

- July 31: Final results

- Aug 9: Winners will be invited to our U Conserve Lunch. 

Thanks to our sponsors, FPL and Trane

                           

ENERGY DASHBOARD - CHECK your building performance below,
or find your building on our Green map. 

CHECK your building performance
Allen Hall
Ashe Building
Behavioral Medicine 
Campo Sano
Casa Bacardi - ICCAS
Cobb Stadium
Communication International Building
Cox Science Building
Cox Annex Neuroscience
Donna Shalala Student Center
Dooly Memorial Classroom Building
Facilities-1535 Levante Building
Ferre Building
Field House
Foster Practice Building
Fraser Baseball building
Frost School of Music North Wing
Frost School of Music South Wing
Gables One Tower
Gusman Concert Hall
Hecht Athletic Center
Herbert Wellness Center
Herman Ring Theatre
Jenkins Building
La Gorce House
Lau Founder's Hall
Lowe Art Museum
McArthur Engineering Building
McKnight Building
Merrick Building
Merritt Panhellenic Building
Meyer Law Administration (C)
Meyer Law Library (D)
Orovitz Building
Pentland House
Perez Architecture Center
Pick Hall
Rodriguez Park - Baseball Stadium
Rainbow Building
Rehearsal Center
School of Architecture 48
School of Architecture 49
School of Nursing and Health Studies
Toppel Career Center
Weeks Center for Recordings
Weeks Music Library & Tech Ctr
Whitten Learning Center
Wolfson Building

*Our Dashboard covers the Coral Gables campus only. Some buildings may not be connected to the dashboard just yet.  
U Conserve - Fall Edition: Sept 3 - Nov 30

Summer U Conserve winners:
Thanks for being part of the top 12 buildings who have reached their 5% energy consumption target. Learn more
Check your Residence Hall performance
Eaton Residential College
Hecht - Commons
Hecht - McDonald Tower
Hecht - Pentland Tower
Hecht - Stanford Dining
Mahoney Residential College
Pearson Residential College
Stanford - Rosborough Tower
Stanford - Walsh Tower
Stanford Commons
University Village Commons
University Village 1
University Village 2
University Village 3
University Village 4
University Village 5
University Village 6
University Village 7

 

SUMMER 2018 U CONSERVE RESULTS

Thanks to those buildings for being part of the top 12 who have reached their 5% energy consumption target:
- Weeks Music Library
& Tech Center
- Dooly Memorial
Building
- Meyer Law
Administration (C)
- Campo Sano - Wolfson Building - Hecht Athletic Center
- Pick Hall - Meyer Law Library (D) - Ferre Building
- Merrick Building - Lowe Art Museum - Pentland House

Congrats to Merrick, Dooly Memorial and the other 10 buildings who reached their U Conserve Energy target this summer. Special thanks to FPL, Lucid Energy Dashboards and MDC Water and Sewer Dpt for supporting this campaign.

Thanks to our sponsors Florida Power and Light and Lucid 
Here are our Survey winners:
Dacia Antonette Simpson - Classroom Management
Alicia Corral - Planning and Development
Daniel Medina - MBS Faculty 
   
Law Complex, Campo Sano, Lowe Museum and more... 
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This Winter break, the Office of Sustainability and the Student Government ECO Board
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:

  • Submit a temperature & occupancy setback request for any spaces that will be unoccupied during the entire break period. You can contact Facilities & Operations (F&O) at 305-284-8282 (Coral Gables); 305-421-4815 (RSMAS) or Submit a Service Request online // 305-243-6375 (Medical campus) or visit Miller School of Medicine Service Request online.
  • Turn off all the lights, PC monitors/accessories, office equipment and electronics. This includes equipment chargers, copy machines and all other personal electronics. Set your PC’s power saver mode active; Follow this link for instructions.
  • For personal and office refrigerators: clean out contents, defrost and unplug prior to the break period.
  • Review and report any offices, classrooms, labs, gyms, locker rooms, media centers, restrooms, cafeterias, kitchens and break rooms where a temperature adjustment or setback can be made.
  • Shut the fumehood sash in all labs.
  • Ensure all exterior doors and windows are properly closed. Contact Facilities & Operations with any issues that require corrective action.
  • Submit requests for facility-related repairs on items that may impact energy, water or occupancy usage.

If your department has any continuity-of-service needs, please call Facilities & Operations by Tuesday, December 10, at 305-284-8282 (Coral Gables); 305-421-4815 (RSMAS) or Submit a Service Request online  // 305-243-6375 (Medical campus) or visit Miller School of Medicine Service Request online.