Help the university save energy by turning off lights and electronic devices around your office, lab, or building when you leave for the day on Friday, November 21st, and earn fun stuff! The goal of Longhorn Lights Out (LLO) is to turn off as many lights, appliances, and electronics as allowed so that we can capture the savings over the course of a weekend.
During the October LLO event staff, faculty, and students turned off more than 6,700 lights, over 180 computers, nearly 400 computer monitors, and more than 100 additional electronic devices. The energy savings equated to 4,829 kWh--four months of energy use in a Texas home. (See the attached infographic for details of the October 2014 challenge.)
Let's make those numbers grow even more in November! Here's how you can participate:
STEP 1: Sign up for our mailing list here. We will send you an email reminder on the day of the event.
STEP 2: On the day of Longhorn Lights Out, Friday, November 21st, turn off as many lights and electronic devices as you can.
STEP 3: Log what you turned off here. Fifty people who submit logs will be randomly selected to receive a cool Longhorn Lights Out t-shirt. Also, the building that has the most participants will win a cake party, so get your fellow employees to help you conserve energy! (T-shirts are limited to one per staff/faculty member.)
Also, did you know there's a sustainability app for UT Austin that you can get for your mobile device? It's called UTconserve. If you have any questions about Longhorn Lights Out or the sustainability app, contact the Energy Stewards.
Have a question? Email an Energy Steward!