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Energy Management has teamed up with the Energy Efficiency Student Alliance’s (EESA) Power Police to help University employees and departments save energy.

Even when your office electronics are turned off, most are still using some electricity. “Vampire” energy sucks up to 10% of an office’s total energy consumption.

Upon completion of your building’s recommissioning project, the Power Police can reduce Vampire energy by installing easily accessible power strips at workstations. This will cut-off your workspace's Vampire energy with the flip of a switch. Timers that automatically power down shared equipment like water coolers and printers will also be installed in offices.

We hope you’ll choose to take part in the effort to make the U of M more energy efficient!


power policeAbout EESA: The Energy Efficiency Student Alliance is a partnership between the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group (MPIRG), the Active Energy Club (AEC) and other U of M student groups passionate about reducing campus energy use. For more information, send an e-mail to

See a list of upcoming building recommissioning projects.


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• 2012 - AASHE STARS Silver Rating Stars Silver

• 2012 - Named a "Green College" by the Princeton Review

Energy Star - Education Science Building

Energy Star - Donhowe Building

• 2011 - "A" on College Sustainability Report Card

• 2010 - Xcel Energy's “Largest Electric Savings by a Commercial Customer” Award


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AASHE is helping to create a brighter future of opportunity for all by advancing sustainability in higher education. For more information visit AASHE.



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