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.
February Energy Tip
Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your facility / home is a cost – effective way to cut heating and cooling costs, improve durability, increase comfort, and create a healthier indoor environment. Caulking and weather-stripping are two simple and effective air-sealing techniques that offer quick returns on investments, often one year or less. Caulk is generally used for cracks and openings between stationary facility and home components such as around door and window frames, and weather-stripping is used to seal components that move, such as doors and operable windows.
Air leakage occurs when outside air enters and conditioned air leaves your space uncontrollably through cracks and openings. It is unwise to rely on air leakage for ventilation. During cold or windy weather, too much air may enter the facility / home. When it’s warmer and less windy, not enough air may enter, which can result in poor indoor air quality. Air leakage also contributes to moisture problems that can affect occupants’ health and the structure’s durability. An added benefit is that sealing cracks and openings reduces drafts and cold spots, improving comfort.
Source: Department of Energy