The energy patrol is on the job at Haverford! Thanks to two newly created work study positions, first-year students Wynne Lewis and Rosalie Hooper are walking the campus six evenings a week monitoring academic and administrative buildings. Part of the College’s ongoing effort to go greener, the effort is aimed at raising awareness about ways to save energy. On their patrols, the student monitors will be checking buildings to ensure the following:
- lights are turned off
- overnight room temperatures are set at 63 degrees
- space heaters have been turned off
- sinks and toilets are not running and are operating properly
- outside doors and windows are closed
When the student monitors encounter situations where energy is being wasted, they will leave a written notice as a friendly reminder about what we can all do to conserve. (The students only have access to unlocked areas, so if an office is locked they will slip the notice under the door.) Some issues, such as a broken thermostat, may need to be addressed by Facilities Management. In those cases, a work order will be generated.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Campus Sustainability Officer Claudia Kent at email@example.com