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1 Environmentally Friendly Offices at Dartmouth Sponsored by F.O.&M. and the Provost

2 Energy The number 1 environmental issue

3 Energy Conservation Dartmouth consumes over : 54,000,000 kwh 4,700,000 gallons of oil Costing Over $ 7 million

4 What can you do? Heating Season: Set thermostats at 68 degrees Heating Season: Set thermostats at 68 degrees Cooling Season: In climate- controlled buildings, set thermostats at 78 degrees Cooling Season: In climate- controlled buildings, set thermostats at 78 degrees Better yet: use fans, which use less than 1% the energy of air conditioners Better yet: use fans, which use less than 1% the energy of air conditioners Notify FO&M at of hot and cold areas Notify FO&M at of hot and cold areas

5 What Can You Do? Lighting: Turn off the lights when you leave the room (turn off fluor-escents if youll be gone for 20 minutes) Lighting: Turn off the lights when you leave the room (turn off fluor-escents if youll be gone for 20 minutes) Reminder stickers: Reminder stickers: FO&M has nifty stickers to put above light switchesask for some if your area doesnt have them. FO&M has nifty stickers to put above light switchesask for some if your area doesnt have them.

6 What Can You Do? Appliances: Turn coffee makers, printers, copiers off at night and over the weekend Appliances: Turn coffee makers, printers, copiers off at night and over the weekend

7 Why Do It? Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions ( our target is a reduction of 5-10% per N.E. governors and Ivy League goals) ( our target is a reduction of 5-10% per N.E. governors and Ivy League goals) Preserve the Environment Preserve the Environment Save $$ Save $$

8 Computing and Printing

9 Computers and Printers should be EnergyStar Certified EnergyStar workstations reduce their power consumption by over 95% during sleep modes. EnergyStar workstations reduce their power consumption by over 95% during sleep modes. College standard models from the Computer Store are EnergyStar products. College standard models from the Computer Store are EnergyStar products. Purchasing Computers and Printers

10 What is EnergyStar? EPA program of voluntary labeling for energy-efficient appliances EPA program of voluntary labeling for energy-efficient appliances Shows projected energy savings Shows projected energy savings Meets government-set standards Meets government-set standards For more information, see: For more information, see: EnergyStar products EnergyStar products produce less heat

11 Computers Notebook computers use 20% of energy desktops use Notebook computers use 20% of energy desktops use Flatscreen monitors use less energy while creating more desk space and screen size Flatscreen monitors use less energy while creating more desk space and screen size

12 Energy Saving Computing Activate power saving mode Power saving mode reduces energy consumption to a fraction of normal. Power saving mode reduces energy consumption to a fraction of normal. Turn off monitor after 15 minutes Turn off monitor after 15 minutes System standby (or sleep mode) after 30 minutes. System standby (or sleep mode) after 30 minutes. Our standard computers will not lose their network connection while in the low-power or sleep mode. Our standard computers will not lose their network connection while in the low-power or sleep mode.

13 Turn off computers and printers when you go home. Unless a computer is working while you are gone, it should be turned off. Unless a computer is working while you are gone, it should be turned off. Restarting each day means refreshed RAM and fewer crashes. Restarting each day means refreshed RAM and fewer crashes. A machine left on all of the time wastes electricity, accumulates dust, and is vulnerable to power surges. A machine left on all of the time wastes electricity, accumulates dust, and is vulnerable to power surges. Energy Saving Computing

14 Switching a monitor on and off 5X or more a day does not increase frequency of power faults in first 20 years of a machines life. Switching a monitor on and off 5X or more a day does not increase frequency of power faults in first 20 years of a machines life. It takes less than 1.5 minutes to start a standard workstation running Windows It takes less than 1.5 minutes to start a standard workstation running Windows A typical monitor consumes watts. A computer consumes an additional watts. Turning off both saves even more energy. A typical monitor consumes watts. A computer consumes an additional watts. Turning off both saves even more energy. Turning Computers Off

15 Eliminate the use of Screen Savers Screen savers do not save energy. More often than not, screen savers use power from the monitor and also keep the CPU from shutting down. Screen savers do not save energy. More often than not, screen savers use power from the monitor and also keep the CPU from shutting down. Energy Saving Computing

16 Purchasing Make purchases through Procurement Services! Buy EnergyStar appliances!

17 Consider the Total Cost of Ownership when Buying Purchase cost Cost of supplies Performance relative to cost Reliability Energy consumption Warranty and service Reuse/recycling options Disposal costs Procurement Services considers the following when selecting products and services: Using Procurement Services give you the benefit of their research

18 Utilize Internal Dartmouth Services Requires less paperwork than external transactions (invoices, purchases orders and checks) Requires less paperwork than external transactions (invoices, purchases orders and checks) Greater usage provides better buying power or lower costs depending upon the service Greater usage provides better buying power or lower costs depending upon the service Printing, copying, food services, etc.

19 Utilize Dartmouth Contracts Many contracts exists for the College. Procurement Services maintains a list of contracts on their website available at, Dartmouth is also a member of the Educational & Institutional Cooperative which provides contracts for most of the Colleges across the country.

20 Digitally connect copiers ! Printing on a copier is much less expensive per page than using a laserprinter. It also enables duplexing, stapling, etc.. Digitally connect copiers ! Printing on a copier is much less expensive per page than using a laserprinter. It also enables duplexing, stapling, etc.. Conserve the amount of time your printer/copier is on… Conserve the amount of time your printer/copier is on… Or use sleep mode Or use sleep mode Printing and Copying

21 Printers, Faxes, Copiers When purchasing printers, faxes, or copiers, Look for a model with the lowest available power level in "sleep" mode When purchasing printers, faxes, or copiers, Look for a model with the lowest available power level in "sleep" mode Consider the total cost of ownership. Sometimes a cheap initial purchase price has a higher life cycle cost. Consider the total cost of ownership. Sometimes a cheap initial purchase price has a higher life cycle cost. Buy fax machines that can scan double-sided pages and Copiers/Printers that have duplex (two-sided printing) capabilities Buy fax machines that can scan double-sided pages and Copiers/Printers that have duplex (two-sided printing) capabilities

22 Use paper that has been printed on one side for first drafts or cut up for note pads Use paper that has been printed on one side for first drafts or cut up for note pads Use print preview before printing Use print preview before printing Print or copy in duplex (double- sided) mode Print or copy in duplex (double- sided) mode Paper Usage

23 Refrigerators Buy most efficient model; check kWh Buy most efficient model; check kWh EnergyStar certified models are most efficient EnergyStar certified models are most efficient Compact refrigerators may use almost as much as a full-size! Compact refrigerators may use almost as much as a full-size!

24 Other Appliances Dont buy cordless telephones – they use energy ALL THE TIME Dont buy cordless telephones – they use energy ALL THE TIME Combination telephone/answering machines eliminate an extra appliance Combination telephone/answering machines eliminate an extra appliance Buy coffeemakers that have energy-saving features like automatic shut-off Buy coffeemakers that have energy-saving features like automatic shut-off

25 Paper 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper performs just as well as virgin paper 30% Post-Consumer Recycled Paper performs just as well as virgin paper We continue to monitor and test 100% Post-Consumer waste paper. We continue to monitor and test 100% Post-Consumer waste paper.

26 Coffee Fair-Trade Coffee helps assure fair wages for producers; Supporting organic coffee means less pollution from pesticides/herbicides. Fair-Trade Coffee helps assure fair wages for producers; Supporting organic coffee means less pollution from pesticides/herbicides. Green Mountain Coffee and Starbucks both offer this option. Green Mountain Coffee and Starbucks both offer this option. Buy sugar and creamer/milk in large, refillable containers rather than single-serving packets Buy sugar and creamer/milk in large, refillable containers rather than single-serving packets Use Re-usable mugs Use Re-usable mugs

27 Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) Produce the same amount of light as incandescents and use up to 75% less energy Produce the same amount of light as incandescents and use up to 75% less energy CFLs last 16 times longer than incandescents CFLs last 16 times longer than incandescents Central Stores stocks approximately 20 different CFLs Central Stores stocks approximately 20 different CFLs

28 Think pre-owned before buying new Dartmouth has a warehouse of used items Dartmouth has a warehouse of used items your needs to materials.management your needs to materials.management

29 Recycling, Reducing and Composting Environmentally friendly ways to deal with waste

30 Cut Down On Waste Use re-usable mugs and cups Use re-usable mugs and cups Re-use scrap paper Re-use scrap paper Recycle as much as possible Recycle as much as possible Buy items made from recycled materials Buy items made from recycled materials Buy items that do not have excessive packaging Buy items that do not have excessive packaging

31 Dartmouth Recycles… The basics: Aluminum Cans Aluminum Cans Glass all colors Glass all colors White Paper White Paper Mixed Paper Mixed Paper Plastic (Numbers 1 and 2) Plastic (Numbers 1 and 2) Cardboard Cardboard

32 Dartmouth Recycles… Special Items: Batteries: Use provided recycling bin. If you need a battery bin, blitz Dartmouth Recycles Batteries: Use provided recycling bin. If you need a battery bin, blitz Dartmouth Recycles Office Furniture: Contact Procurement Services for pickup Office Furniture: Contact Procurement Services for pickup Packing Peanuts: Place peanuts in a large plastic bag and tie the top. Contact your custodian to have them set out for recycling. Packing Peanuts: Place peanuts in a large plastic bag and tie the top. Contact your custodian to have them set out for recycling.

33 Dartmouth Recycles… Special Items: Compact Disks, Video Tapes & Diskettes: Please use recycling bin by Collis GreenPrint or mail to HB 6111 Compact Disks, Video Tapes & Diskettes: Please use recycling bin by Collis GreenPrint or mail to HB 6111 Overhead Transparencies: Mail small quantities to HB 6111 Overhead Transparencies: Mail small quantities to HB 6111 Inkjet Cartridges: Please blitz Dartmouth Recycles to receive postage paid mailers to recycle inkjets Inkjet Cartridges: Please blitz Dartmouth Recycles to receive postage paid mailers to recycle inkjets

34 Recycling Resources Bins in various sizes and types are available Bins in various sizes and types are available Contact Dartmouth Recycles for help Contact Dartmouth Recycles for help

35 Food waste and paper are all compostable Food waste and paper are all compostable Compost bins are located in DDS facilities and some residence halls Compost bins are located in DDS facilities and some residence halls You can add your own sorted compost to these bins You can add your own sorted compost to these bins Contact Dartmouth.Recycles or ECO for more information Contact Dartmouth.Recycles or ECO for more information

36 Worm Composting (vermiculture) Worm composting turns food scraps into rich compost Worm composting turns food scraps into rich compost No fuss, no mess, no smell No fuss, no mess, no smell Stop by the Environmental Studies Department office to see their bin Stop by the Environmental Studies Department office to see their bin For more information contact the RWG For more information contact the RWG

37 This presentation was created by: Elizabeth Ashworth Sylvia Chi John Gratiot William Hochstin Gregory Husband Larry Litten Rita Murdoch Catherine Roberts Frank Roberts For more information, contact


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