UNMC LiveGreen - Reminder: Shut the sash!

February 12, 2013

Campus researchers are reminded to fully shut fume-hood sashes when they are not in use.

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These stickers have been placed on many campus fume hoods to remind investigators to keep the sashes closed when they aren't in use.
When a fume hood sash is open, it essentially creates a large hole in the lab's wall that leads directly outside.

When they fully shut unused fume hood sashes, researchers help:

  • Conserve energy and reduce UNMC's environmental impact;
  • Ensure their safety and that of their colleagues;
  • Save the university at least $700,000 to $900,000 annually by ensuring the air exchange system runs efficiently;
  • Limit the amount of conditioned air that exits the building; and
  • Prevent alarms from going off in the evening in some of our research buildings.

Visit the UNMC LiveGreen webpage or contact UNMC LiveGreen Coordinator Melanie Stewart at livegreen@unmc.edu or 402-559-3231 for more information.

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