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Posted December 20, 2012

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Before You Leave for Winter Break…

Follow these handy tips from the APS Energy Conservation Office.

Winter Break is almost here for APS and we can learn two important lessons from the Grinch: 

  • Let’s bamboozle PNM into keeping our energy waste for 17 days of Winter Break!
  • Can we be Greener than the Grinch in 2013? It might be a challenge. After all, he’s green through and through.
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    Note: APS spent an average of $1,232 an hour for electricity last year, and we’re exceeding that this year.

    Request:

    Please turn the heat down your heat on weekends and this winter break to 60 degrees.

     

    Please unplug the listed items on Dec. 21. Let’s eliminate our Grinchy phantom loads!

    • copiers
    • printers
    • chargers
    • shredders
    • task lights
    • monitors
    • computers
    • microwaves
    • coffee makers
    • space heaters
    • classroom lights
    • Oh, and computer labs too!

    Conservation makes cent$

    Gee Whiz Questions

    1. Based on our average hourly cost of use of electricity, any guess what our 17-day winter break will cost us?

    2. According to Harvard, 1,000 computer systems left on for one year will produce how many metric tons of carbon dioxide? (See answer below)

    Gee Whiz Fact

    According to the Department Of Energy, lighting accounts for almost half of the electric bill in most schools. Keep lights off in rooms, hallways and bathrooms before and after school, or install motion-sensor switches in these areas.

     

    Gee Whiz Answer

    680 metric tons of carbon dioxide. Wow!

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    Before You Leave for Winter Break…
    Follow these handy tips from the APS Energy Conservation Office.