Demand Management

Demand Management is a program that runs annually in the warm months of the year - typically from June- which allows us to reduce our electricity consumption used for cooling our buildings. Demand Management enables us to conserve energy during the highest intensity or peak times of use and save money by conserving. We see both environmental and economical benefits with this program. 


How can the Western community get involved? 

The campus community's involvement can impact energy consumption by as much as 15%. Here are some simple considerations for energy conservation campus community members can implement:

  • Keep hydrated. Visit one of Western's water stations throughout the day
  • Set the thermostat between 22 and 24 degrees Celsius
  • Shut down all non-essential equipment (coffee makers, printers, desk lamps, monitors, fans, etc.)
  • Unplug all appliances in the kitchen 
  • Unplug all research loads that do not need to be working during the night
  • In days of extreme heat, keep windows, curtains and blinds closed to prevent your space from warming up
  • Turn off all lights when leaving a room