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'Lights Out! - Power Down!' on June 22

June 12, 2017

Mason's Office of Energy Management encourages all students, faculty, and staff on the Fairfax Campus to participate in its 'Lights Out! - Power Down!' event on Thursday, June 22, from 2 to 3 p.m.

What can you do to save energy? 

  • Turn off office, common area, and hallway lights
  • Turn off personal computers, shared electronics, and peripherals when not in use
  • Unplug appliances when not in use
  • Turn off laboratory equipment not in use

Program participants must successfully demonstrate for one hour their ability to meet their load reduction commitment. 'Lights Out! - Power Down!' coincides with Mason’s scheduled demonstration test. Mason’s commitment this year is a 2,000 kilowatt reduction.

For questions or more information, contact Patrick Buchanan, University Energy Manager, at or 703-993-2657.