Facilities Services


Workplace Environment

Close all doors and windows in conditioned spaces. Report too hot or too cold conditions to Facilities Services at 864-4770.

Use blinds to prvent direct sunlight from entering the space during the cooling season.

Wear clothing appropriate to the seasons.


Turn off equipment such as printers, copiers, coffee makers, window air conditioners, space heaters and fans when not in use.

Plug electronics into a power strip that can be turned off at night to avoid phantom loads.


Screen savers do NOT save energy. Enable power management devices on your computers and monitors.

Turn your monitor off when away from your desk such as at lunchtime. If possible, turn your computer and monitor off when you leave work at the end of the day and on weekends.

Buy EPA Energy Star certified equipment.

Use duplex printing and copying.

Turn server monitors off when not in use.


Turn off lights when leaving your office, even if for only five minutes.

Use natural light whenever possible.

Use task lighting and reduce overhead lighting.

Replace incandescent lamps with fluorescent lamps.


Recycle all aluminum, plastic, newspaper and office paper in the bins found around campus. For more on recycling, please see the Environmental Stewardship web page.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is the University’s Title IX Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.