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UNT Facilities promotes unplugging to save energy, money
UNT Facilities is asking the university community to partner with them on an initiative that is simple but will help the university conserve energy and is a fiscally responsible action.
“We are asking those who plan to be away from campus for more than a couple of days to take a few minutes to unplug electronics that use electricity, even when they are turned off,” said UNT Facilities Energy Engineer Josh Lukins.
TVs, computers, electronics chargers, coffee makers and video game consoles are common “energy vampires.” An article by the U.S. Department of Energy notes that these appliances can waste up to $200 worth of electricity in the average home. This Berkeley Lab page takes that information one step further to describe common energy wasting appliances and how much energy they waste.
“If everyone at UNT actively works to curb energy waste then we can not only have a positive environmental impact, but we can save the university some money,” said Lukins. “Unplugging these devices takes mere minutes, but the impact is extremely significant.”
Division 2017-18 annual report is online now
As the service arm of the University of North Texas, the Division of Finance and Administration has the important role of promoting a safe, secure and supportive campus -- one that provides an effective work and learning environment for faculty, staff and students.
The division accomplishes this each day thanks to the hundreds of staff members in our division.
The 2017-18 annual report is now available and highlights many of these accomplishments from the last year. Please find the PDF version here. Hard copies will also be available in our office at Hurley 213.
UNT Facilities works on new campus entryway
UNT is reinforcing its commitment to a beautified, walkable campus and installing a new entryway on the north side at Avenue C and Hickory Street. When complete, there will be two monuments at the Avenue C entry, and updated landscaping, sidewalks and irrigation.
The project was timed to occur while the city is working on Hickory Street from Avenue C to Avenue B so that there would be no extra delay to pedestrians and vehicle traffic. The city’s project includes replacement of damaged concrete, removing old asphalt from Hickory Street and installing new asphalt. The city project is expected to be completed in spring 2019.
The new UNT entryway is on a similar timeline. During this time, there will be gas powered machines and trucks in use. There may be some noise during concrete removal. The area will be closed off with construction fencing. The project cost is $85,106.