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Baseline Standards Form and Cash Handling Procedures

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

HRMS Updates

Human Resources
ERS Annual Enrollment

UH Benefits Fair 2010

Staff Tuition Scholarship Program

Employee Benefit Changes and Rates
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Eating from the Summer Garden

Recycled Paper, Incentives, and Closed Loop Recycling at UH  

Green Hints to Save Water: Dishwashers

Campus Wide Office Supply Swap-A-Thon

Parking and Transportation

Welcome Center Parking Garage Re-Configuration

Plant Operations
Central Plant Tour

UH Construction Project Cited for Outstanding Design

Fleming Building Construction Set to Begin

Plant Operations Launches New Website

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Green Hints to Save Water: Dishwashers

On June 21st, we officially started summer. Unlike some parts of Texas, our area has been fortunate in not having to cope with frequent droughts. Water is, however, becoming a scarce resource around the world, and as such, we should take steps to conserve water before it is too late. A UN report suggests that humankindís most serious challenge in the 21st century will be the lack of fresh water.

In the next few months, we will discuss some easy ways that can help reduce your water consumption.

Dishwashers: Modern energy star dishwashers meet strict energy and water savings standards. If run with a full load, and by avoiding pre-rinse and heat-dry cycles, these dishwashers use less water than hand washing.

A study by scientists at The University of Bonn in Germany proved that it is environmentally friendlier to use dishwashers as opposed to hand washing. The modern dishwasher uses one-sixth of the water and less soap than hand-washing an identical set of dirty dishes. Besides, the dishwashers excelled in cleanliness over hand washing.