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    Energy  

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    One thing that can be done to help cut cost and at the same time improve efficiency is to use solar

    panels, and it can be a project the engineering school students could work on over break or as a senior

    class project.

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    The second floor men`s room in the Tuttleman Learning Center has no hand-dryer, only paper towels.

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    Triple pane windows on buildings.Wind generators on roofs. They should be multi-directional instead of the

    typical windmill design being deployed by the electrical utility industry for large scale wind farms. This link

    is one example. http://www.aerotecture.com/ They are safer than the windmill design as the site will

    explain.A thermal imaging initiative should be instituted by Temple for all its buildings to see where heat

    loss is occurring in campus buildings. Companies that offer cameras, such as FLIR.com, would make this

    an easy and inexpensive project.Perhaps offering more online courses would help cut costs. Buildings

    and the classroom space they provide are expensive due to the utilities and maintenance staff required.

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    Make it easier to take the stairs instead of the elevator at the Center City building! Many people don`t

    know the stairs are there-or don`t know that they go to all the floors. If you put up a sign telling people to

    "go green and get exercise by taking the stairs" I think people would. Also if you stopped locking the stairs

    after a certain time of night (7 pm?) there would be less elevator use. I`m sure there are other buildings

    that have similar situations with the stairs being hidden/confusing to use and the elevator being very

    easy. (the Library stacks, Gladfelter) Some signage (what floors stairs go to, signs leading you there)

    could help out a lot! Thanks!

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    (1) Install CFL energy saving light bulbs wherever possible.(2) When closing the computer labs and other

    places that use computers and other consumer electronics, the main power supply should be cut off

    because all electrical instruments use electricity even in the off mode. (3) The campus security vehicles

    can be changed from (whenever you need to replace them) large V8 engine cars/SUVs to hybrid/electric

    cars/SUVs.

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    Consider putting green roofs on all buildings to reduce the energy useage during hot summer months and

    to reduce winter heating. Also, consider solar panels on large expansive areas. These infrastructure

    projects will save the university huge amounts of energy costs.

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    Use the brainpower of Temple students to solve some of these problemsengineering students could

    design devices to recapture steam energy, business students could analyze efficiency, etc. etc.

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    Invest in wind energy for Temple University! I see that Ambler is on top of that, but I think the Main

    University could too. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is doing it, too. It really saves money if it`s

    invested in starting at the beginning of 2010.

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    Replace old windows with more energy efficient ones and /or better insulate existing windows. Turn off

    lights that don`t need to be on, or at least dim them. Put signs in computer labs for students ( and

    faculty) to turn off computers when they`re not in use.

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    Create a "caulking crew" and plug the cold air gaps in all the buildings, starting with Wachman Hall. Also,

    insulate all the elevator shafts to block the cold air down drafts from the elevator compartments into the

    rest of the building space.

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    - Turn lights and computers off in offices and buildings that have closed for the night.- Close the

    University down on Fridays during the summer.- Simplify future building structures. I can`t even begin to

    imagine how much Alter Hall cost.- Turn the lights off on Geasey Field at night when it is not being used.

    Get police already on duty to patrol that area. - Make announcements at the Tech Center after midnight to

    turn off computers when finished computing. Obviously this wouldn`t work during finals- Close the Tech

    Center a little earlier on Saturday and open at noon on Sunday.

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    Turn lights off in buildings when classes are not in session. Lights were left on all night in the new building

    by the sac while it was being constructed. Make sure workers in the SAC do not run the water when they

    are not using it.Only heat buildings when necessairy. There is no need for the temprature to be an

    uncomfortable 80 degrees.

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    Turn the lights off, recycle paper! Costs for trash storage are on average 10 dollars higher per ton then

    recycled material!

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    Mandate the reduction of electricity in classrooms that are not in use, along with facilities that are not in

    use. (lights)Issue fines or to students found littering on school grounds, or smoking in non-smoking

    areas.Cut back hours of facilities that are used less frequently than times during peak hours. Cut back

    staff hours during slower times as needed.Issue out statements for staff/faculty to notify proper

    authority when a maintenance issue is recognized, this may increase efficiency of buildings. (leaky

    faucet, weather stripping around doors...)

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    I always wondered how much costs could be cut if it were possible to shut-off all electricity for an hour.

    Like some sort of random automated on and off complete power down.

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    Bring in an outside Energy Consultant to help the University with an energy initiative. The initiative should

    have a stepped approach:1. Energy awareness and conservation campaign2. Evaluation of existing

    operations of primary energy using systems such as HVAC systems, lighting, etc., and optimai3.

    Evaluation of possible efficiency upgradesWith the University spending $20 million per year on

    electricity, you could easily save $2 million per year on a low cost conservation and commissioning

    initiative.

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    Geothermal heating. Solar powered street lights (they really do pay back after a while). Incorporate as

    much LED lighting as possible.

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    Obtain energy saving educational materials from PECO. Start an educational campaign to raise

    everyones awareness on how little changes can save a large amount of money. Two examples are truning

    computers off at night and increasing the use of compact fluorescent lightbulbs. If 100 computers were

    turned off at night instead of being kept on 24hrs it would save $19,243 per year according to the PECO

    website. Also, by switching just 100 lightbulbs tocompact fluorescent $3,558 could be saved annually and

    CO2 emissions reduced by 26,278 lbs per year.

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    Solar Panels on certain roofsCollect rain water on top of buildings to use for the water shooting machines

    the sanitation people use or for toilet water too

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    Long term solar panels on all lighting fixtures outdoors. (e.g. solar panels to place on top of light poles in

    all Temple parking lots and campuses. The cost benefit outweighs what current wattage we use 40:1 and

    pays for itself in 1.5 years.

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    we could cut back on the hours that are buildings are open

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    use LED lights or any energy saving light bulbs

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    Install solar panels on the buildings.

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    Privide energy saving light bulbs and water pressure systems in all the residential halls.

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    Limit use of elevators.

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    Turn off various vending machines after a certain point during the night.

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    using nature light as long as possible

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    CIS      

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    By using darker colors on the website it conserves energy, because the brighter the color the more

    energy it requires the computer to output. Like how google has a energy friendly mode.

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    Instead of computers in the tech center "logging off" to the sign in screen they should go into hibernate

    mode instead. It would only be another 20 seconds of wait time for students and you wouldn`t have a

    huge bank of computers sucking up energy during the times the Tech Center is deserted.

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    Shut down the computers at the library and tuttleman after the library closes (10pm or 12am), and reboot

    them at 7am. This way, you can save money for the utility cost.

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    Communications         

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    Include weekly reminders or tips in HR blast or Temple Today for employees to save energy (turn off

    lights during lunch breaks or meetings, bring and wash your coffee cup from home to cut down on paper,

    turn off monitor when leaving the room or doing non-computer work).

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    Electricity

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    Turn off all the computers on campus at night or at least on weekends.

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    turn OFF computers when they`re not being used, ESPECIALLY at night!

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    Electricity        

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    unplug appliances and computers overnight or at least on the weekends

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    turn off computers at night, dim lights, replace bulbs with higher efficiency ones

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    turn off the lights in the library when it`s closed. really unneccessary

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    Put paper towels in all of the bathrooms. Automatic dryers do not dry. They only make the user wait 30

    seconds for nothing until they are forced to wipe theirs hands on their pants.

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    Motion activated sensors for lights in warehouses, classrooms and some buildings.

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    Turn off lights, and computers at night.

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    we have physical conditioning/exercise equipment in constant use which could be harnessed to a

    generator to produce electricity which can be used to reduce the electric bill! it is true health clubs are

    doing this and selling excess energy back to the energy companies. just a thought.

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    Bicycles in the gyms that generate electricty to power some of the gym itself.

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    Post signs at the elevators"One floor up two floors down - take the stairs"

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    We have been asked to turn off lights when we leave the office. We should also turn off our computer

    monitors, printers, and speakers any peripheral device with an indicator light remains in a low-level "on"

    mode burning electricity even when not in use.

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    Install motion activated lights in common areas, especially bathrooms and lounges and aclassrooms, so

    that lights automatically go off when no one is in there.

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    Anyone who is using radio alarm clocks just to see the time should be given the suggestion to unplug and

    save energy that way because most employees are on the computer where the time is shown. Also,

    some can see the time on their desk phone or on their cell phone.

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    unplug every third light bulb. hook the treadmills and the rowing machines in the IBC up to a resistor so

    you can store the energy of everyone working out. only serve raw food. don`t pay the meter maids

    stationed on campus.

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    Install motion sensors in the hallways of the dorms and buildings as to save energy during the nights.

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    Facilities         

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    I think the one thing that will reduce costs and improve sustainability is winterizing the windows in many

    buildings. on Ambler campus I know east hall and cottage hall have terribly insulated windows. East Hall`s

    windows are already double paned but still hardly hold heat during cold nights. a simple sheet of plastic

    over the windows will keep rooms warmer and lower risk of student sneaking in space heaters. Cottage

    hall has single pane windows and way to many of them. at very least they need to be winterized with

    plastic and ideally the windows should be replaced for best reduce in energy use. More on the note of

    efficiency toilets and urinals use way to much water. There are much more efficient fixtures and many

    systems to recycle sink water and such. A rain water collection system could greatly decrease the water

    consumption of every dorm hall. Student should be encouraged to unplug computers at night and when

    not in use and professors should be encouraged to turn off lights after they leave a classroom.

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    check all the windows - there are quite a few windows that do not close all the way.

    HVAC  

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    Regulate building temperatures with greater moderation. I am sitting in Presser Hall right now, and it is 75

    degrees. 70 degrees would be amply warm, and could cost the university less $$.

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    You could save a lot of money by turning down the heating in the dorms or allowing students to adjust the

    heat in their own rooms. The heat is on so high in our dorms in Hardwick that everyone I know has to

    have the air conditioning and the heat running at the same time to maintain a comfortable temperature in

    the room- this just seems absurd, and incredibly wasteful and inefficient.

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    ask all staff and faculty to please lower their heat to 60 degrees when they leave for the day. And of

    course, turn lights off, too.

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    Turn off the heat overnight in buildings that are closed. Get a smaller, more efficient vehicle for

    transporting students from ambler station to ambler campus.

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    Turn down the heat in buildings. Even lowering the thermostat by a few degrees in every building could

    save a significant amount of money. I find most of the older buildings to already be extremely

    overheated in winter. The combination of crowds of people and windowless classrooms should be enough

    to keep everyone warm. Lowering the heat would be both economically efficient and environmentally

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    Maybe you ought to turn the heat down in Anderson Hall, I can`t imagine the classrooms need to be 80

    degress at all times. That sounds like a gigantic waste of money to me.

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    Each dormitory should have a thermometer that a student living in that dormitory would be able to control.

    Based on the amount of heat or air conditioning that a student uses should be billed to that student. I am

    making this suggestion because the heat in most of the dormitories in 1940 is automatically blasted on.

    The room gets too hot and this heat contributes to the cost that Temple has to pay unnecessarily.

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    1. Turn down thermostat by 2 degrees during heating season.2. Turn up thermostats by 2 degrees during

    cooling season.3. Eliminate paper mailings to current students, faculty and staff where possible,

    substituting emails and self-service website messages. Increase the use of Bulk mail and low postage

    postcards where mailings are required to alert recipients of important email and self-service

    announcements.

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    Lower the heat in dorms and classrooms.

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    During the summer months, the lecture halls are extremely cold. Perhaps the thermostat could be set at a

    higher temperature, so that less energy will be used and the students will also be more comfortable.

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    It is way too hot in Galdfelter Rm 336, the GIS Lab. It has been like that for 2 semesters now.

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    Please turn down the heat in the buildings by a few degrees. It is way hotter than necessary, and I`m

    pretty sure most people dress warmer in the winter anyway, so it is often uncomfortably hot in

    classrooms and offices. (This also applies to A/C in the summer). Thanks!

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    set all thermostats much lower in winter and higher in spring, summer.

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    Turn the heat down in certain buildings, such as Anderson classrooms and Weiss hall.

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    Have a compressed air audit (draw professional services, allentown pa) to identify compressed air

    savings opportunities. Leaks are usually 30 pc. of your compressed air costs in major plants.

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    solar panels could help offset energy bills and green roofs could help lower the cost of cooling anf heating

    buildings.

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    Moderate heating in winter and particularly A/C in summers. People uses blankets in June in my facility

    (Annenberg Hall)

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    Turn down the heat in the classrooms

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    Give individual classrooms thermostat control so often, classrooms are ridiculously hot, and there`s no

    way to manage that.

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    Have a set temperature in the dorms for winter and spring, so residents don`t keep pumping up the heat in

    colder weather or the AC in warmer weather.

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    Turn down the heat!!! Every classroom that I taught in today registered 75-80 on the thermostat. I would

    rather wear a sweater than have to bring summer clothes to change in to at school.

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    Lighting          

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    LED Lights on security lighting poles around campus. BIG BIG BIG cost saver!

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    Turn lights off when rooms are empty during the night, or at least turn some of the lights off. It will save

    a big amount of money as time goes by.

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    Motion detected lights in hall ways of dorms.

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    Ask Teachers to turn off classroom lights upon leaving.

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    Install movement activated lights in all bathrooms so that users do not have to remember to turn them

    off or stumble about looking for the switch.

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    1) cut back on the lighting, such as have (request) people to shut off the bathroom lights when they

    leave. No reason to leave them on if no one is in there...2) All computers be shut down when you leave

    each night and also on the weekend. No need to leave them on...(request)

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    This summer, when it was so hot, the University requested (at the request of the power company) to turn

    off lights, etc. to help conserve energy. Why not do this all the time? It is wasteful to have lights on in

    unoccupied rooms, and even in the halls at night or on sunny days.

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    Turn off more lights at night! I`ve noticed that many rooms and hallways that are barely utilized past 10

    PM are left on all night long - computer labs, photocopier rooms, etc. Surely there`s a way to keep

    electricity and lightbulb replacement costs down without compromising safety.

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    Use those eco-friendly lightbulbs in as many buildings as possible. They`re better for the environment

    since they use a fraction of the energy (which saves money and the earth) and they last much longer

    than regular light bulbs.

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    Please make sure turning off all he lights when no use in classroom.

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    I swim several days a week in the Pearson Hall pool. Sometimes I also swim at the UPenn pool. Penn

    keeps the room that their pool is in so much darker than Temple. The Pearson pool is so ridiculously over

    lit with gigantic lights, it`s an incredible waste of energy. TU could easily turn off half of those massive

    lights and still have plenty of light for swimming.

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    One large issue I have seen is the energy costs, as a grad student with night classes I walk past

    numerous classrooms with lights on with no class in session. Perhaps, taking the time to send around a

    facility or security individual or really encouraging staff and students to be more aware would help.

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    Time sensor lights in major areas, i.e. Rec. rooms, study lounges. Also, and more precise thermostat

    which more accurately fixes the level of warmth in the building.

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    Save on energy costs by using natural light in classrooms with windows when possible, instead of having

    all lights on. Also you could make some of the security and other outside employed jobs become part of

    work study program at least part time, so there are more work study jobs as well as cutting employment

    costs.

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    Reduce energy costs by installing motion detectors in fire escape stairwells. Currently lights burn 24-7 in

    these wholly unused areas in buildings all oaround Temple.

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    Please consider taking out the bulbs lighting vending machines. It`s pretty clear we know what`s being

    sold, so the brands needn`t be "pushed" so hard. These aren`t environmental lighting, so there shouldn`t

    be a safety issue. There are nine in my building and I imagine six burn 24 hours each day! Every little bit

    helps...

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    I notice late at night that lights are still on in buildings. Why not turn them off and save money?Also,

    revolving doors are more energy efficient than regular swing open doors.

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    Yesterday, while driving home on Broad st. around 4:45, I noticed that the roof lights were on at the

    Medical school even though it was still bright outside. Perhaps the timer can be reset to a later time.

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    the lights in the hallways for dorm buildings should be on sensor, so times like between 2am and 6am

    where no one is out there, the lights wont be running and wasting electricity

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    To reduce the amount of electricity used on campus, have all of the computers in the computer labs

    turned off at the end of the night. This can save a large amount of electricity for the school. Also,

    encourage the students to turn off their computers at night as well in order to take part in the reduction of

    wasted electricity.

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    dim hallway lights in dorm buildings at night

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    We posted signs in all the common, shared areas of our department to turn off the lights when the last

    person leaves the room (restrooms, refrigerated rooms, printer rooms, etc...)

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    Turn off the lights in certain rooms when no classes are taking place.

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    Don`t leave lights on at night.

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    In the restrooms have the lights turn off and on,by motion sensors and/or the door opening and closing.

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    This is both a "green" and cost saving suggestion. I park in the student faculty parking lot on Health

    Science campus and note that the daytime lighting is excessive especially with the lights on the outside

    walls which are open to sunlight and have very adequate daylight streaming in during the day. This

    suggestion, to turn off unnecessary daylight lights, could also I am sure apply to other sites. In many

    halls every other light could be turned off with little impact on safety. I am not sure if there are legal

    requirements on lighting these areas but much electricity could be conserved and probably some cost

    savings achieved.

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    sensors in classrooms and hallways that turn off the lights when there has not been any movement for

    over a certain duration of time (say 2 hrs). I always go into buildings and there is no one else there, yet

    all of the lights are on. If the lights were motion sensitive they could turn on when you walked in and then

    turn off when the building is empty. Or just turn one with the switch but turn off after a period of

    dormancy. Saves energy and money!

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    Use half the required lights in labs and offices, and ensure all lights are switched off at night, or when

    rooms are not in use

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    Require department heads be responsible for ensuring that ALL interior office/classroom/lab lights be

    turned off at the end business each day. Including evening/overnight and weekend housekeeping

    personnel when they finish working in an office/classroom/lab area. Having worked the overnight shift for

    several years I can tell you that hundreds if not thousands of lights are left burning all night, all weekend

    and through holiday periods for no reason.

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    turn lights off during the day- procure alternate switches to light to at least have some light but not all the

    lights on when unnecessary

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    Shut the lights off when no one is in the building. Add sensor lights to common areas and lounges so they

    don`t stay on when no one is using them.

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    is is neccesary to leave the track lights on all night? Could smaller safety lights be installed that are used

    from say midnight on?

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    Turn off all lights in buildings after school hours have ended. If you walk through campus during the night,

    it`s like every light has been left on.

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    Have sensor lights in bathrooms and classrooms that turn out when no one is there.

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    use energy efficient light bulbs

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    Use energy efficient light bulbs!

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    I`ve noticed a great deal of the lightbulbs on campus aren`t the longer lasting, less energy consuming

    option available. I understand that conventional bulbs are cheaper to purchase, but the lower operating

    cost of the low-power bulbs would make up for the cost - as well as the reduced heat output so the cooling

    systems have less work to do in the warmer months. Additionally, though I haven`t checked, LED light

    solutions should be investigated for accent lighting, as the bulbs have a ridiculously long life and

    consume relatively little energy.This all, of course, is in addition to merely switching the lights off when a

    room isn`t in use!

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    Motion detecting lighting systems

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    Lights don`t have to be everywhere.

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    Automatic light switches in the restrooms would save energy and money by not having the lights

    constantly on, even if no one is in the restroom.

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    Automatic lights in the classroom. These lights turn are motion sensored and turn off on their own after a

    specified time of no motion in the room

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    charge exactly one penny to get into the tech center.start using compact florescent bulbs!

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    An obvious one: switch all incandescent bulbs on campus to CFL`s. This will not only cut down on waste

    but cut energy consumption in the process.

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    have all bathrooms, common office areas and classrooms lights work on motion senors which will

    automatically turn off lights once motion ceases.

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    Suggestion

    At night Temple`s Campus is so bright it looks like day time. Is there any way we could make the campus

    light solar powered? that could help.

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    more energy efficient lightbulbs since so many of the lights around campus stay lit all night long

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    switch to compact flourescent light bulbs

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    turn off outdoor lights on the day time

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    Turn off bathroom lights when done

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    Office Equipment        

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    Although the computers can not be closed for convenience of the next person who uses it, the screen

    should be powered off after use.I`ve have seen the computer room with screens all lit up and no one is

    using them.Japan Campus

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    send to tech center please: "Turn that computer off. Contrary to old wives` tales, shutting down your

    computer each day will not cause any damage. One caveat: Your IT department might want computers

    left on for nightly geek procedures. You could try to convince them to do their backups during the day

    instead. Either way, set your machine to go into sleep mode after 15 minutes of inactivity. Every PC left

    on 24-7 over the course of a year results in more than 1,000 extra pounds of greenhouse gases. Since

    there will soon be 1 billion PCs in the world, the widespread use of sleep mode could prevent the annual

    release of hundreds of millions of tons of global warming gases, saving billions of dollars in the process."

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    You force every computer that is not being used in the tech center to be shutdown.

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    Set computers in classrooms to automatically hibernate at the end of each class. I`ve been in a couple of

    classes where the computers proved to be nothing but a nuisance, flashing screensavers and other junk

    onto the board where the teacher was writing.

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    Require employees to turn computers off at night and over the weekends.

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    Make it mandatory for all employees to shut down their computers at the end of the day. This would help

    cut down the eneergy costs

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    Paper  

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    instead of paper towels use hand dryers in bathrooms

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    Suggestion

    go green!make all forms online - go paperless! either as word docs or pdfs that anyone can fill out or

    actual data entry forms that we can enter. of course that requires IT work, but it will save a lot of money

    and trees in the long run.and install solar panels to help cut down on the electricity bills. and turn the heat

    down in Anderson Hall! :)

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    Recycling        

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    Try recycling more! Haulers pay Temple for recyclables (paper, cans, bottles, and plastics), versus

    Temple (us!) paying the haulers to take our trash - The economics of this are simple, but often

    overlooked! I suggest that at least two recycling bins (one for paper, one for cans/bottles/plastics) next to

    every trash can! No trash can should be without 2 recycling bins next to it! Offices, classrooms,

    common areas, everywhere. I`d be willing to work with our office of sustainability, the finance director,

    and others to do a cost/benefit analysis on this initiative.

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    MORE RECYCLING BINS! For ALL recyclables

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    more recycling cans that are visible and show what products and number(s) can be recycled.

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    Suggestion

    When recycling paper - use Recycle Bank and get valuable credits for purchases

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    Add ample recycling to the Med School campus for glass, plastic and cans.Also, do not run the escalators

    in the SFC all the time.

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    Use recycled paper in the TECH center.

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    Not a cost saver, but a world saver. i notice that there are no recycle bins at TUFW for plastic bottles

    and aluminum cans. Every time i leave, I see oodles of bottles mixed in with the regular trash. Is there a

    way to start a recycle bin at TUFW?

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    Have a recycling bin for each suite.

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    Transportation             

    Suggestion

    The shuttles don`t need to sit and run when waiting for passengers to board. They typically sit there for

    ten minutes before going anywhere.

    Filler

    Water  

    Suggestion

    Water collection on the roofs of buildings for use in toilets.

    Filler

    Suggestion

    Save water by checking to make sure all facuets turn off there is one in the IH kitchen, second floor,

    Anderson Hall, that runs constantly!

    Filler

    Suggestion

    I recently noticed the toilets in many buildings, especially the library, flush for an unnecessarily long

    amount of time. It could save a considerable amount of water if there was a way to adjust the water

    intake.

    Filler

    Suggestion

    Eliminate the use of bottled water throughout the University. Phila tap water is just fine. This should save

    tens of thousands of dollars annually.

    Filler

    Suggestion

    fix all the leaky faucets in the buildings!!!

    Filler

    Suggestion

    the sinks in the mens bathrooms on the 3rd and 4th floor in Klein are constantly leaking and not just with

    little drips but with a constant stream. If these were fixed then it could save a lot on the water bill.

    Filler

    Suggestion

    Please turn down the temperature of the hot water in Anderson Hall. The hot water in the public bathrooms

    is hot enough to burn someone`s skin, wasting a lot of unneeded energy. The water should be nothing

    more than luke-warm, since after all it is only for washing hands.

    Filler

    Suggestion

    Start using a filtered water system instead of bottled water. It would cost a lot less - and there would be

    less risk of a back injury from lifting the water bottles. They have systems that look just like the bottled

    water ones with the exception of no water bottle on the top - They tap into the current water system (you

    don`t even have to shut off the water to hook it up).

    Filler

    Suggestion

    the urinals in anderson hall use more water than is needed to flush. Almost a regular toilet bowl of water is

    wasted each time the urinal is flushed. If they replaced them with urinals that use the scent cakes, much

    less water would be required per flush. if you calculate that by how many floors there are in the building

    coupled with how often they are used each day, the amount of water saved in one year would be

    substantial

    Filler

    Suggestion

    Install more efficient/low flow toilets and sinks throughout the campus.

    Filler

    Workforce       

    Suggestion

    Many colleges and universities across the country have shorter office hours in the summer to help cut

    energy costs. If we were closed on Fridays in July and August, that may help cut costs from keeping

    lights and computers on all day. Or, if we had a rotation schedule where some people had off Fridays and

    others Mondays, those offices could be shut down on those days to help. The computer labs need to be

    open for students and staff but I`m sure keeping all those computers plugged in and running uses a lot of

    electricity. I would also suggest that departments be able to utilize other food vendors other than Sodexho

    so they can keep their event costs low. Many outside caterers could deliever food and provide a service

    for much less than Sodexho charges. So instead of cancelling an event because of costs or not being

    able to get enough food, we should have the opportunity to look at more effecient catering costs. Thanks!

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