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Energy Conservation

For what you can do to conserve energy at Bowdoin and beyond - check out the tips below. You can scroll through our polar bear slide show or take a quick look at the bullet list to the right.  To find out what Bowdoin is doing to conserve energy visit our emissions reduction webpage.

How To Conserve Energy On Campus!

Conservation Tips

  • Turn off monitors and put computers in standby mode if leaving for a short time.
  • Turn off lights in classrooms, restrooms and common areas.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator
  • Shut off all copiers and computers on nights and weekends.
  • Install a fluorescent bulb in your desk lamp. They use π the amount of energy as a regular bulb.
  • Monitor your electricity on Bowdoin's Building Dashboard, which displays real time electricity use in over 40 buildings on campus.
  • Set the heat at 68°F in the winter and 76°F in the summer, and dress appropriately.
  • Share study space, rather than studying along in a room with overhead lights.
  • Use a drying rack instead of a clothes dryver
  • Help out with the annual Energy Conservation Dorm Competition in the fall.
  • Use a fan! Circulating air can have a considerable effect on cooling the air, making you feel 5 degrees cooler without running an air conditioner.
  • Buy Energy Star appliances.
  • Close storm windows each fall in preparation for the winter months.
  • Contact Facilities Management with heating or cooling problems at x3333.
  • Become an EcoRep for your building! Visit our Eco-Rep website for more info.

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