The Energy Conservation Committee is requesting everyone’s involvement and assistance to conserve energy. Just as gasoline prices have skyrocketed at the pump, so have TAMU purchased utility costs. Purchased utility costs are near $55 million for FY 06 – which represents a 100% increase in just three years!!!
To help meet this urgent need the campus has implemented several energy conservation initiatives including a temperature adjustment standard. Occupied mode temperature settings for buildings that allow remote temperature control are 75F for cooling and 70F for heating. Occupied is defined as Monday thru Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Unoccupied mode temperature settings are 85F for cooling and 60F for heating. Unoccupied is defined as all other times, i.e.; nights and weekends. Buildings with manual thermostats are set at 75F for the summer months and 70F for the winter months. Thermostats may have a temperature variation of + or – two degrees. The Physical Plant is working with building proctors to accommodate special needs, such as server rooms, lab experiments and night classes. Should a special event arise, please submit an exception request through your building proctor to the Energy Hotline at
You can make a difference by taking the lead for conservation in your area and educate others about the need to turn off lights, computers, copiers and other equipment when not in use. Space heaters should not be used as a means of routine temperature control. If the space temperature in your area is not properly regulated, please notify the Area Maintenance Shop for your building to request necessary repairs and/or adjustments. More energy tips can be found by clicking here.
Thank you in advance for your continued support in reducing campus energy and water consumption.
Letters of support for these initiatives can be found by clicking the following links:
Memo to campus from the Energy Conservation Committee
Energy conservation article by Jim Riley, Director for Utilities
Support from President Gates
Support from Charles A. Sippial, Vice President for Facilities
Memo from Interim President Eddie J. Davis