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Plan announced to conserve energy during holidays

Building temperatures to be set at weekend levels

AURORA, Colo. - In the interest of saving energy, reducing greenhouse gases, and having a positive environmental impact, the Anschutz Medical Campus is planning to reduce energy use during the holiday season by lowering the temperatures to the weekend mode in various non-research buildings or portions of buildings. The exact days are limited and will correspond to the days when the University is considered closed to all non-essential services. “Wet” Research Labs, AOW, & designated Clinical areas will remain in a normal operating mode.
These dates are:
--Monday, Dec. 26
--Tuesday, Dec. 27
--Monday, Jan. 2
--Monday, Jan. 16 (Martin Luther King Holiday)
More details on which buildings or portions of buildings will be directly involved in these energy conservation efforts available at:
Please note: The conditions in those areas that are included in this program may be cooler or warmer than normal. If you plan to come in, please expect temperatures similar to weekend set-back temperatures. Please bring or wear extra layers of clothing to make sure you are comfortable. If you are not planning on being in during these times we would appreciate your effort turning off computers, printers, and copiers.
During the Holidays last year the Anschutz Medical Campus was able to save 142,000 kWh of energy for a saving of $23,000 and 108 Metric tons of carbon dioxide greenhouse gases. This was accomplished with virtually zero impact to building occupants.
If you are aware of any formal meetings, events or necessary occupancy that may require normal heating, please contact David Thorson at 303-724-2612. 
If you have any issues or concerns during these dates, contact the Facilities Management Customer Service Center at 303-724-1777.


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