Archive for the ‘Energy Conservation’ Category

An Eco Rep Project: A viewing of the movie ‘Switch’

Friday, February 21st, 2014

By Irene Goldman The film “Switch” was recently shown by YU’s Eco Reps in December as a part of YU Unplugged, the university’s dorm energy competition.  It features Dr. Scott Tinker, a well known geologist who begins by measuring how much energy one person uses and then goes on to explore our current major energy […]

Wondering how you can save some extra Money this summer?

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

With summer upon us and electricity bills rising to keep up with our air conditioners, anyway to save a few dollars is helpful. Did you know that 56% of the energy use in the average home is for heating and cooling? By adjusting your thermostat, using blinds and shades, and turning off appliances not in […]

Muss Hall wins YU Unplugged

Friday, January 6th, 2012

This past November and December of 2011, the undergraduate students worked hard to reduce their dorm electricity usage as a part of Yeshiva’s Dorm Energy Competition. YU Unplugged, a competition that first began as an idea from the undergraduate Environmental Club, has continued annually since its conception three years ago. This year’s two month program […]

Help turn it off before you take off!

Monday, July 25th, 2011

According to the EPA, the energy used by a building to support just one office worker for a day causes over two times more greenhouse gas emissions than that person’s drive to and from work. Before you leave for a vacation or even a long weekend, take two minutes to help Yeshiva meet our Greenhouse […]

YU Unplugged is back…

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Woko6pJeXYY[/youtube] President Joel is getting ready for YU Unplugged…Are you? Join all the undergraduate dorms in competing Feb 1st to March 31st to win a FOOSEBALL TABLE for your dorm. Do so by using less electricity: Turn off the lights when not in use Unplug unused equipment Turn off your air conditioners and close your […]

Winter Conservation Tips

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Did you know that 56% of the energy use in the average home is for heating and cooling? By adjusting your thermostat, lower in the winter and higher in the summer, you can easily save energy and money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The US Department of Energy estimates that you can save 10% of […]

Einstein Demand Response Program Saves Enough Electricity to Take 3,450 NY Homes Off the Grid

Monday, October 18th, 2010

On some of the hottest days over the summer, Einstein helped prevent a city-wide brown-out with its curtailment initiative. The campus participates in the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) demand response program, which cuts Einstein’s energy use when heat emergencies threaten the grid. Our efforts help reduce power usage during high-demand hours and avoid […]

Energy Tips

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

The summer might almost be over but the weather is still warm and it is still important to use energy wisely. Take a look at these few suggestions on how to help minimize wasteful energy usage: 1. Shades or blinds should be used, where available, to block direct sunlight thereby reducing solar heat gain. 2. […]