Heat your body, not your space
The Okanagan Sustainability Office would like to thank everyone who participated in November’s Power of You Bundle Up event. Over 120 faculty, staff and students attended to learn more about energy efficiency tips for staying warm while keeping energy consumption to a minimum during the winter months.
Everyone received a complementary FortisBC lap blanket, as well as a variety of other energy efficient incentives and materials.
Tips for winter energy efficiency shared with participants included:
- 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
Space heating and cooling has a significant impact on campus energy consumption and on greenhouse gas emissions in particular. Wearing sweaters and using blankets is one way to make a difference.
For areas where supplemental heat may be required, an energy efficient radiant heater (170 watt rating) may be recommended. To find out more, visit Facilities Management's Heater Swap-Out website.
A limited number of lap blankets are still available at the Okanagan Sustainability Office. Contact JoAnn Rennick Brown at 250-807-8182 to receive one.
To find out more about the Bundle Up event, visit the Power of You website.