Energy Conservation Awareness Month may be over, but our conservation efforts will continue every day, year round. We would like to thank everyone for supporting these efforts and for your commitment to helping KUMC save costs.
Congratulations to Carrie Sallee and Robert Pavitt who answered all six quiz questions correctly. They will receive five 18-watt CFL bulbs for their homes. The light output is equivalent to a 75-watt incandescent bulb and uses 75 percent less energy.
The answers to the quiz questions are in bold.
1) How much does KU Medical Center spend per year to provide utilities for the campus?
A) $5 million; B) $7 million; C) $9 million
2) Utility costs are increasing by what percent per year?
A) 8%; B) 10%; C) 15%
3) The amount of electricity used on campus could power how many houses per year?
A) 3,000; B) 4,000; C) 5,000
4) How many gallons of water are being used on campus each year?
A) 100,000; B) 500,000; C) 100 million
5) If everyone will do their part to conserve energy on campus, approximately how much could we save per year?
A) $100,000; B) $300,000; C) $500,000
6) The amount of natural gas KU Medical Center uses in a year would heat how many homes?
A) 3,000; B) 4,000; C) 5000
Watch for our monthly conservation campaign message. These messages will present simple ideas and techniques that everyone can practice to help us reduce our utility spending. We will introduce each month's message in KUMed Central and in posters around campus. Together we can reduce our consumption and avoid unnecessary costs while being kind to our environment.
It costs almost $700 to keep the lights turned on throughout the work day in all of our offices, classrooms and auditoriums around campus. The opportunities for off time can quickly add up to big savings for KUMC. By taking the time to shut these lights off for one extra hour a day, we could save almost $10,000 annually. That's just one hour a day! So when you leave for meetings, restroom breaks, lunch, etc., please remember to shut off your office lights. If you're the last person to leave a classroom, conference room or auditorium, shut the lights off behind you. These rooms cost more to keep the lights on.
Together we can make a huge difference in our utilities costs. Thank you for doing your part!
Pictured: Jeff Gilliland, energy manager,