June 26, 2012 STAFF/STU

Today: Required energy reduction audit test scheduled

As previously announced to the campus community, John Carroll University is participating in a program with First Energy to monitor and reduce our electrical power usage during peak demand periods. First Energy has scheduled our required Demand Response Audit for Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at 1:15 p.m. The audit test will last approximately two hours.

As was done last year, the University will reduce electricity usage during the test by powering all emergency and life safety equipment from generators. As one of the biggest users of electricity, air conditioning equipment will be shut off. Phones, power, and lighting to all offices will remain on. Internet access and email service will remain functional with the possibility of a momentary interruption in network access as these devices are transferred to back-up batteries or emergency power. ITS recommends that you frequently save your work on your PC/workstation prior to and during the test period to avoid unintentional data loss. Depending on the outside air temperature, some building occupants may notice a slight increase in room temperature.

Thank you for your support as John Carroll University strives to be a good and sustainable member of the northeast Ohio community.

Please contact Bernie Beyer at extension 4317 or bbeyer@jcu.edu with any questions or concerns.