<![CDATA[My Site - Announcements ]]>Thu, 10 Dec 2015 01:21:45 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Fall 2015 Stakeholder ]]>Fri, 13 Nov 2015 20:27:42 GMThttp://powersavecampuscpp.weebly.com/announcements/fall-2015-stakeholderThe PowerSave Campus team of Cal Poly Pomona hosted a very successful Stakeholder meeting on October 22nd, 2015. We would like to thank all of those that were able to join us in a very information presentation.

As the program tentatively comes to a close, we would like to remind all of our supporters that we are still rolling out the Energy Efficiency projects!

Keep an eye out for our end of the program celebration and for us to visit your classroom with an Energy Efficiency 101 presentation!
<![CDATA[Summer 2015 Hiring]]>Tue, 18 Aug 2015 22:54:54 GMThttp://powersavecampuscpp.weebly.com/announcements/summer-2015-hiringWe are now hiring one project coordinator intern. Please refer below for the description and application process. 

Cover letter, resume, and sample works to be submitted to https://rn11.ultipro.com/NEO1000/jobboard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*21F5628409780606.

Deadline to submit is August 28th, 2015.
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<![CDATA[Join the Southern California Air Quality Management District Tech. Tour]]>Wed, 27 May 2015 16:04:44 GMThttp://powersavecampuscpp.weebly.com/announcements/join-the-southern-california-air-quality-management-district-tech-tourMay 29, 2015
10-12 students

The SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. This area of 10,743 square miles is home to over 16.8 million people–about half the population of the whole state of California. It is the second most populated urban area in the United States and one of the smoggiest.
Different types and levels of air pollution can cause or contribute to everything from watery eyes and fatigue to respiratory disease, lung damage, cancer, birth defects and premature death.  Because this area’s smog problem is so severe, SCAQMD often finds itself at the forefront of the nation’s emission reduction efforts.

1:00-1:20pm – Viewing of the signature film, The Right to Breathe
1:20-1:45pm – Presentation/Air Quality Overview
1:45-1:55pm – Q&A
2:00-2:30pm – Laboratory Tour
2:30-3:00pm – Alternative Fuel Vehicle/Station Tour
<![CDATA[Spring 2015 SCG is now available!]]>Thu, 12 Feb 2015 05:26:48 GMThttp://powersavecampuscpp.weebly.com/announcements/spring-2015-scg-is-now-available
Check out the guide here on ISSUU.
<![CDATA[2015 Winter SCG is Now Available!]]>Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:11:27 GMThttp://powersavecampuscpp.weebly.com/announcements/2015-winter-scg-is-now-available
If you are starting to select next quarter's classes, check out the new issue of the Sustainability Course Guide! Find a class that is sustainability focused or related. If you have used the guide before, please fill out a quick survey to help us make improvements on the guide.  For any questions or comments, please email us at greencampus.cpp@gmail.com

Check out the guide here!

<![CDATA[Sustainability in Action Club]]>Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:15:14 GMThttp://powersavecampuscpp.weebly.com/announcements/sustainability-in-action-club
Interested in gaining hands on skills in sustainability?  Interested in calculating energy or water savings, performing audits, graphic design, academic infusion, educating the public and working with campus facilities and administration?  Then we welcome you to join Sustainability in Action!  A recently developed Cal Poly club that offers more collaboration between interns and motivated campus students.  We are hoping this club will better offer students the ability to work on PowerSave projects.  Within our club we have divided committees that focus on different areas of sustainability,
  • Energy and Water Potential and Actual Savings
  • Academic Infusion 
  • Green Workforce Development
  • Outreach

These are the current committees we have but are open to creating new ones as we gain more motivated members.  We have several projects going on that fulfill these areas and can easily have members jump into the fun.  You can find S.I.A. on MyBar and can also email Lynae, lmsalgado64@gmail.com to join or simply find out any other information. 
<![CDATA[PowerSave Campus Program Wins CIWEA Employer of the Year Award]]>Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:20:49 GMThttp://powersavecampuscpp.weebly.com/announcements/powersave-campus-program-wins-ciwea-employer-of-the-year-award]]><![CDATA[Add Saving Energy to Your 2014 New Year's Resolution]]>Wed, 01 Jan 2014 14:43:21 GMThttp://powersavecampuscpp.weebly.com/announcements/add-saving-energy-to-your-2014-new-years-resolutionA lot of people make New Year’s resolutions every year. You’ve probably made some yourself over the years, like saving money or getting in shape. If you’re looking to save money this year, there are some energy efficiency resolutions you can make that can put money back in your pocket right away.

These resolutions don’t require you make big, expensive home improvements. Instead, they mostly require that you simply change your behavior. In fact, The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy estimates that simple behavioral changes can account for up to 15 percent of all energy savings.

Here are seven New Year’s energy efficiency resolutions that, unlike some other New Year’s resolutions, are actually easy to keep.

1. Turn off lights when you leave the room
If you have incandescent light bulbs, you should turn them off to conserve energy whenever they’re not needed. If you have compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), you should turn them off if you’re leaving a room for more than 15 minutes. The way CFLs work, it’s more cost effective to leave the lights on if you’ll return to the room within 15 minutes.

2. Upgrade to energy-efficient lighting
Incandescent light bulbs are cheap, but only 10 percent of the energy they use actually produces light. The remaining 90 percent produces only heat. When your incandescent bulbs burn out, replace them with either energy saving incandescent bulbs, CFLs, or light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Compared with incandescent bulbs, energy saving incandescent bulbs are about 25 percent more energy efficient and last three times as long, CFLs are about 75 percent more efficient and last 10 times longer, and LEDs are about 80 percent more efficient and last 25 times longer.

3. Install a programmable thermostat
You can save as much as 10 percent a year on heating and cooling costs by turning your thermostat back 10 degrees for eight hours a day. And the easiest way to do that is to install a programmable thermostat. Once you install your programmable thermostat, or if you already have one, set your temperature to be 10 degrees cooler in the winter or 10 degrees warmer in the summer when you’re away at work. Set your temperature to return to where you want it right before you return home. For best results, set your at home/away temperatures to 68/78 degrees in the summer and 68/58 in the winter.

4. Use ceiling fans
Ceiling fans help circulate the air in a room and can help you stay cooler or warmer for pennies on the dollar compared with running your air conditioner or furnace. In the summer, run ceiling fans counter clockwise to force air down and cool you with a wind chill effect that can make the room feel 4 degrees cooler and save you 14 percent off of air conditioning costs over a cooling season. In the winter, run ceiling fans clockwise to force air up, which moves warm air at the ceiling down the walls and back to the floor where it does a better job of warming you.

5. Turn off your computer and monitor when not in use
Personal computers, especially desktops, can use a lot of electricity if they’re left on when not in use. Contrary to what you may think, a PC will reach the end of its “useful” life due to advances in technology long before frequent start ups and power downs affect their service life. Get in the habit of turning your computer and monitor off whenever you’re not using it. In case you forget, make sure to set your PC’s energy saving mode to put the monitor to sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity and your computer to sleep after 15 minutes.

6. Use power strips to slay energy vampires
Most home electronics and appliances continue to use electricity even when in “standby” mode or when you think they’re off. After all, anything with a clock — like a DVR for recording your favorite shows or a coffee maker for brewing a pot of Joe when you wake up — or an infrared receiver for receiving “on” signals from a remote control, needs continuous power to operate. To help slay the energy vampires that continuously feed on electricity, hook up all of the devices you can (minus maybe your DVR and coffee maker) to power strips that you can use to switch off your devices completely when you’re not using them.

7. Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes
About 60 percent of the energy used by a dishwasher and 70 percent to 90 percent of the energy used in a clothes washer goes towards heating the water. To save money, make sure to only wash full loads of dishes and clothes (most people tend to under load their machines, which wastes energy and money). If you have an energy-efficient dishwasher or clothes washer, make sure to set the appropriate load size if you have to wash less than a full load.

Source: Sparkenergy
<![CDATA[Winter 2014 Sustainability Course Guide]]>Thu, 12 Dec 2013 07:54:02 GMThttp://powersavecampuscpp.weebly.com/announcements/winter-2014-sustainability-course-guideThe PowerSave Campus would like to proudly announce the 4th release of the Sustainability Course Guide! Like previous editions, the Sustainability Course Guide is a guide book providing Cal Poly Pomona's students with information on available classes that will lead them towards the field of sustainability and efficiency. To learn more about the Sustainability Course Guide, simply click the link or the image below:

ISSUU: Cal Poly Pomona Winter 2014 Sustainability Course Guide
<![CDATA[Cal Poly Pomona PowerSave Campus is Hiring]]>Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:14:30 GMThttp://powersavecampuscpp.weebly.com/announcements/cal-poly-pomona-powersave-campus-is-hiringThis Fall the Cal Poly Pomona PowerSave Campus Team is looking for individuals who are interested in the field of energy and water efficiency. If you are someone who enjoy working with students on campus, this is the chance to earn some experience in public speaking. If you are someone who enjoy dealing with more technical projects, the PSC Team also works with on-campus faculties dealing with many projects involving metrics reading and taking measurements out in the fields. 

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Cal Poly Pomona PowerSave Campus Team, please send us an email at greencampus.cpp@gmail.com for more information!
To apply, go to: https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=8601272&t=1
Applications are due October 11 at 5pm