Faculty, staff, and students can effectively prepare future generations to live and
work productively in our world by modeling our behavior for others; in this case by
a reduction in energy consumption. We believe that commitment to decreasing energy
consumption helps to preserve our natural resources and still provide a safe comfortable
environment for university functions.
The ETSU family is encouraged to be an "energy saver" by taking the time to:
- Turn off lights when leaving classrooms and dorm rooms
ETSU is doing its part to conserve energy in several ways, including:
- Installation of LED lights in various locations across campus. LED lights use a
fraction of the energy of traditional lights and provide better lighting quality.
- Installation of motion sensors to turn off lights in unoccupied areas.
- Installation of an Energy Management System (Metasys) to control and monitor the majority
of building systems on campus. This system monitors the HVAC and other critical systems
in the building and allows Facilities to alter energy use to moderate extremes.
- Retrofitting of all lighting on campus from T-12 to T-8 fluorescent lighting or
- Installation of skylights to introduce natural light into buildings and reduce energy consumption.
- Installation of EPA Energy Star appliances.
- Removal of lights from vending machines and motion sensors to turn off machines
during periods of non-use.