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UH Hilo Sustainability Blog

Did You Know?


Switching to a coffee machine with an insulated pot and no element makes a BIG difference. If half our 550 offices have coffee machines and all switched to insulated, no element machines, we could save on the order of $100,000 per year!


Would you turn off your computer at the end of your work day? “Sleep mode” still uses substantial electricity. If everyone switched off their computers at the end of the day, we could save more than $50,000.


Would you convert to electronic faxes?


Would you turn off your window AC and use a fan? If all window ACs were replaced with table top fans, we would save tens of thousands of dollars.