Space heating and cooling has a significant impact on campus energy consumption, and on greenhouse gas emissions in particular. In the cooler months, many personal space heaters found on campus are ceramic heaters rated at 1,500 watts.
The new Facilities Management Heater Swap-Out Program encourages alternative space heating behaviours such as and more energy efficient heating options such as:
- dressing appropriately for the season
- using a sweater and/or lap blanket in the office
- closing doors and windows to retain heat to retain space heat
- closing office window blinds at night or on cold days to retain space heat
For areas where supplemental heat may be required, an energy efficient radiant heater with a 170 watt rating is recommended.
To find out more, visit the Heater Swap-Out website.