Administration and Finance Focus

April 2009
May 2010
UH Named Among Nation's Most Environmentally Responsible Universities

Employee Spotlight
Lisa Benford, Biological & Chemical Safety Manager

Events Calendar


Your Bookstore is on Facebook

UH Bookstore Partners With Online Book Source

Campus Food Hours

Moody Towers Dining to Begin Construction for Renovation Project

Moody Towers Renovation Webcam

Travel Expense Report Update - Mileage Between UH and Airport

SALES AND USE TAX�Energy Star sales tax holiday.

Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Statistics

Recycled Paper Program

Office Supply Training Workshop

Green UH
Green Hints - Energy Efficient Appliances

New Campus Community Garden Approved  

Why Community Gardens are Valuable

UH Enjoys Earth Day Carnival on Campus

Time & Labor Tips for Approvers

Human Resources

Training Calendar

Parking and Transportation

FY11 Faculty/Staff Online Parking Registration Now Open

Plant Operations
UH Lab Officers Featured in Business Officer Magazine

Policies and Procedures
SAMs in Campus Review
MAPPs in Campus Review

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Green Hints - Energy Efficient Appliances

Households can save up to $400 annually in utility expenses by using energy-efficient appliances. Existing appliances when used efficiently can also extend the life expectancy of the appliances. According to American Council for Energy Efficient Economy, if each of us improved the energy efficiency in our major appliance by 10% to 30%, it will be equivalent to reducing demand for electricity from 25 large power plants.

When shopping for new appliances, be on the lookout for the Energy Star label. It's a label created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy to help consumers save money and minimize its effects on the environment. Energy Star logos may be found on refrigerators, dishwashers, air-conditioning systems, laundry washers and dryers. Only after going through standard testing procedures and proving to be more energy efficient than current governmental standards, can an appliance qualify to receive the Energy Star rating. Appliances with Energy Star labels are therefore one of the most efficient products in the market.

Contributed by: Sameer Kapileshwari
Director � Utilities, Energy, and Technical Services