Electrical Appliances

Summary of Policy

A policy regarding the use of electrical appliances in an energy-efficient manner.

Affected Parties

All Groups

Policy Statement

All allowed devices and appliances should be used in an energy-efficient manner following manufacturers' instructions and stated limitations. Electrical appliances should be turned off when not in use. Some electrical appliances (hot plates, heaters, etc.) pose threats to property and should generally not be used.

All new computer and peripheral equipment purchases should carry the Energy Star rating. Suggested guidelines for energy-efficient computing include turning off processors and/or monitors as often as possible and turning off printers every evening. These steps save energy and reduce heat build-up during the summer.

Exclusions & Exceptions

Any deviations from the standards above must be reviewed by FO&M.

Policy ID


Effective Date

January 1, 2016


Campus Services

Office of Primary Responsibility

Facilities Operations & Management (FO&M)