Holiday Power-Down Checklist

Things get quiet on Grounds when the University community goes on break for the Fall and Winter holidays -- it's a perfect time to ensure our energy usage takes a break too!  Follow this checklist to help protect air and water quality and reduce UVA's carbon footprint.

Be sure to completely shut down:


Computers and laptops

Monitors and TVs

Copy machines

Other non-essential equipment

Prevent "vampire energy" loss by unplugging:

Power strips


Coffee pots


Fans and other small appliances.

Turn thermostats down:

As low as 60-degrees if possible during the colder months.

Print out these flyers and post in your work area or dorm. 

Thanksgiving (PDF)

Winter break (PDF)

Thanks, and have a safe and fun holiday!