The OSU/A&M Board of Regents embraces energy conservation and endorses the concept that it is everyone’s responsibility to ensure every reasonable effort is made to conserve energy and natural resources while exercising sound financial management. The importance of adopting an energy management and conservation policy is recognized in order to administer the program. NEO A&M Energy Management is here to ensure all students, faculty, and staff at the college are informed and empowered to conserve as much energy as possible.
To promote campus–wide stewardship of resources by reducing energy consumption while maintaining a productive, educational environment.
Monthly Energy Tip
Energy Saving Tips for the summer months
Turn off your air conditioner before you leave home for an extended period of time. Or at least turn up the thermostat. It’s a straight forward way to use less power. Also, make sure the filter is clean. Dirty filters cause air conditioning units to work harder, using more energy.
Keep the refrigerator doors closed whenever possible. Also, avoid placing hot items in the fridge – let them cool to room temperature first.
Heat up the food, not the house. A microwave is much more efficient (and quicker) at heating things up than an oven, especially if your trying to stay cool with air conditioning.
Its curtains for you. Curtains, blinds and shades keep the sun’s hot rays out of your space. Keep them closed on sunny days during the summer season. Also, deciduous trees planted near your house [particularly on the South and West sides] will add shade and produce a similar effect – that is, to curtain and blinds.
Solar curtain and blinds. With the added bonus that, when the tree sheds its leaves in the fall, the sunlight power your laundry. Skip the dryer and go for an old-fashion clothes line. You can’t beat free energy from the sun – just make sure there is no rain in the forecast.