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York University will be closed from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1. During this time, the Energy Management Department in Campus Services & Business Operations will reduce the heating and lighting in common areas of many administrative and academic buildings. This initiative will help the University achieve its sustainability goals by reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions during the holiday break, while saving the University thousands of dollars in energy costs.
York community members are reminded to turn off lights and unplug equipment before leaving for the holiday break. By shutting down computers, turning off lights, unplugging small office equipment, and kitchen appliances as well as personal electronics, you will be contributing to York’s energy and cost savings initiative.
This simple gesture can yield tremendous results, given that staff and faculty operate more than 8,000 computers, and together the Keele and Glendon campuses have more than 140,000 internal lights.
The ability to shut down certain electrical devices will vary depending on departmental requirements. If you have questions, contact your area’s information technology personnel or office manager.