This week we are going to talk about the Eco-Rep initiative DO IT IN THE DARK (DIITD). With the help of facilities we’re comparing the electricity usage from mid-October – mid-November 2011 to mid-October – mid-November 2012. Since weather differences won’t make much of a difference with for electric usage, it should be a fair comparison. We as students can make a tremendous difference by doing simple things like remembering to turn off our lights and computers when we leave for class. Just switching our desk lamp to a CFL from and incandescent bulb save 75% of the electric used. Below are some Fun Facts about how to save energy at Tufts.
Fun Energy Facts:
- 90% of the energy that goes into an incandescent bulb is wasted as heat.
- If everyone in a South a floor lamp with an incandescent bulb while they’re at class it would save 23kWh of electricity.
- If you don’t unplug your mini-fridge when you leave for Winter Break, you’d waste 20kWh of electricity.