ID+CL Participates in World Energy Efficiency Day with LED lightbulbs and paired education 

October 6th, 2021

For Energy Efficiency Day 2021, the ID+CL Tenant Engagement Team handed out 48 9w LED lightbulbs to employees working in French Administration and Lighty Student Services buildings on the Pullman campus to help reduce energy use in targeted departments as a part of the Energy and Comfort at WSU campaign. Each individual lightbulb was paired with information about why LEDs are more energy efficient than traditional lightbulbs (CFL, incandescent, halogen) and explained how much energy can be saved by simply switching a desk lamp that is used daily to LED.

It is expected that over the course of a calendar year, this simple switch will save WSU nearly $300 in electricity costs, compared to typical 60w incandescent light bulbs. Many of these LED bulbs went to offices where staff need specifically placed task lighting or choose to use mostly natural light and supplement ambient lighting for comfort through a desk lamp.

We were impressed and pleased by the response of this effort, and look forward to making simple energy-efficient solutions available to more tenant engagement participants as we continue to engage in the targeted buildings this semester. If you received one of these lightbulbs, please be sure to recycle the packaging, and make the switch as soon as you can.