November 2, 2009
Saving energy, 350 bulbs at a time
Did you know that over half the energy consumed by incandescent light bulbs produces heat, not light? As Emory advances its goal of reducing energy consumption by 25 percent per square foot by 2015, students at the Clairmont Campus recently swapped out incandescent light bulbs for compact florescent (CFL) bulbs to help reduce energy on campus.
The light bulb swap was held in conjunction with the International Day of Climate Action Oct. 24, planned by 350.org. Georgia Power donated 350 CFLs to Emory’s Office of Sustainability Initiatives, who worked with the Emory Environmental Alliance to switch the bulbs.