The Thanksgiving break is just around the corner, and the Physical Plant Department will be adjusting the heating and cooling systems in select buildings on campus to reduce energy consumption. Similar to how buildings are adjusted over a typical weekend, the Thanksgiving Setback will impact areas that are not in use, or that don’t require a strict temperature range. 

Building temperatures will be adjusted on Thursday, Nov. 27 and readjusted to normal temperatures on Monday, Dec. 1.

Before leaving for the extended break, take a moment to look around paying special attention to ensure that these items are turned off and unplugged:

  • Computers and monitors
  • Lights
  • Surge Protectors
  • Calculators
  • Printers and copiers
  • Lamps and heaters
  • Personal appliances
  • Tightly close all windows

The Thanksgiving Setback Program is a great opportunity for the University to save energy, reduce our carbon footprint and avoid costs all at the same time. UNM's annual heating bill is over $7 million, so continuing this energy conservation program simply makes sense. The program is an opportunity for each member of the campus community to contribute to conserving our precious natural resources.

Questions regarding the Winter Setback Program can be directed to the Physical Plant Department at (505) 277-2421.