Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
February 2010
Recycling Team Contest


Events Calendar


Graduation Fair Event

Copy Center
Copy Center Blog

Department of Public Safety
Annual Security Officer

Annual DPS Chili Cook Off

Dining Services
Meal Plans for Faculty and Staff

$5 Fridays

2010 VITA (Voluntary Income Tax Assistance) Program

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Tax Form Contact List

MySafeCampus Reporting Process

Green UH
Green Hints

HRMS Updates

Human Resources

HR Communications

ERS Retirement Seminars

UH Retirement Manager

Information Technology
Technology Commons

UIT Hosts Regional Sustainability Meeting Focused on Green Computing

Parking and Transportation
East Parking Garage Opens to UH Faculty and Staff

Policies and Procedures
Approved SAMs
Approved MAPPs

Personnel Changes in UH'S Elevator Shop

Printing and Postal
University of Houston Stationery Receives
a New Look

Property Services
Grand Opening Event for 4902 - Join Us!

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Green Hints - Hunt down and replace incandescent lamps

Replace high energy consuming traditional incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) if you have not already done so. CFLs use up to 75 percent less energy, and they last almost ten times longer than incandescent bulbs.

Although CFLs have a higher initial price, they provide a timely payback, particularly in lights that stay on for long periods of time. Consider soft white CFL which emit warmer light if you have concerns that the CFL light will appear too blue.

One drawback of CFLs is that they contain very small amount (4 milligrams) of mercury. No mercury is released when the bulbs are intact or in use, however bulbs should be disposed off appropriately after its intended life.

To take the next step in being green, you may want to consider light emitting diodes commonly referred as LEDs. LED lighting is rapidly evolving technology. In addition to not containing mercury, LEDs offer longer life with minimal energy use. These lamps are now available at several stores and also online. Although still quite expensive, the prices of LEDs will come down as the demand increases.

Contributed by: Sameer Kapileshwari
Director Utility, Energy, and Technical Services