Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
November 2009
eShip Global � New Vendor for Shipping Services

Employee Spotlight
Nancy Nguyen - Office Coordinator


Events Calendar

Copy Center
Digital vs. Offset Printing

Department of Public Safety

Dean Ruck Wins TSA Citation of Honor Award

Energy Presentation Shines Light On UH's Sustainability Efforts

Dining Services

Dine with the Director

$5 Friday

Meatless Mondays

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Green UH
Green Hints

Human Resources
FY10 Mandatory Training

Great Fall Hiring & Spring 2010

HRMS Monthly Newsletter

Plant Operations
Plant Ops Customer Service Center Yields Favorable Results

Plant Ops Hires Melissa Belini as New Executive Director

Policies and Procedures
Policies in Campus Review

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Green Hints

Dress for the weather and maintain appropriate thermostat settings

Do not be like the person above. Before you think about adjusting temperature settings, make sure you have dressed appropriately for the weather. Consider layering and also changing your beddings to reflect the seasonal temperatures changes.

The average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills � nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. You can save around 10% a year on your heating and cooling bills by simply adjusting your thermostat 10��15� for eight hours � a saving of as much as 1% per degree for eight hour period. You can do this manually or automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat.

EPA�s Energy Star and ASHRAE (American society of heating, refrigeration, and air conditioning engineers) recommends setting the thermostats between 76�F and 78�F for cooling and between 68�F and 70�F for heating season when the house is occupied during the day. During unoccupied daytime hours the cooling settings can be raised by 7�F and heating settings dropped by 7�F. In hot and humid climates like Houston the cooling nighttime setting should be adjusted to keep humidity at a comfortable level. Note: Exercise caution when the space is occupied with pets and talk to your doctor about any health problems (or medications) that may require temperatures different from these recommendations.