Conservation Measures Help Cut University Costs
As part of the University’s continuing efforts to reduce operating costs and become a more green institution, there is an important area in which everyone can assist: energy and water conservation. While the University consistently undertakes projects and initiatives to curtail utility costs, this is an area in which everyone can participate. The goal is to achieve significant savings by following these simple conservation measures:

  • Turn off computer monitors at the end of the day.
  • Turn off computers that are not connected to Information Technology servers for backup purposes; check with your Systems Administrator to determine which computers may be safely turned off.
  • Turn off other electronic equipment, including printers, fax machines and photo copiers when not needed, unless they are “Energy Star” designated.
  • Turn off lighting in offices, conference rooms, kitchens, storage rooms, etc. when they are not in use.
  • Do not use space heaters.
  • Do not set thermostats below 74 degrees.
  • Report “too hot” or “too cold” temperature conditions (air and water).
  • Do not leave doors open to the outside.
  • Report water leaks and dripping faucets.
  • For assistance with any facilities-related issues above, contact the appropriate customer service number for each campus. On the Coral Gables campus, call 305-284-4091. On the Miller School campus, call 305-243-6375. On the Rosenstiel campus, call 305-421-4815.