ECU Holiday Shutdown 2013

2012 Holiday Shutdown

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ECU Sustainability Committee

2013 ECU Celebrates It's 3rd Annual Green Holiday

What is A Green Holiday?

A Green Holiday is an observed extended break which serves to boost employee morale by providing a well deserved break, as well as reduce campus utility consumption through minimizing heating, cooling and electrical loads during the holiday.

The University Winter Break schedule for December 2013 provides for an extended period of 12 days when the University will shut down most operations (visit the University holiday website to view the schedule:

When leaving for break, occupants are asked to turn off and reduce electrical loads as much as possible.  In addition, certain building temperature set points will be reduced to further extend the conservation opportunities (campus research labs, occupied support spaces, and patient care areas are excluded from the setback).  As a result of everyone's combined efforts, the University conserve both electricity and natural gas; thereby helping the University reach its required 30% energy reduction by 2015 and reduce the net impact on the environment.

For areas included in the setback listed below, a formal exemption request can be submitted for evaluation for exclusion from the setback (see building lists and exemption request link below).  Exemption requests must be submitted by December 13th for evaluation.

Those who choose to be on campus during the break can expect to find many buildings with decreased lighting and cooler temperatures.  In accordance with the defined holiday schedule, buildings will not be returned to normal occupied conditions until the end of the break.

Main Campus Schedule

Main Campus will be closed Saturday, December 21st, 2013- Wednesday, January 1st, 2014


Health Science Campus Schedule (Clinic Schedule)

Health Science Campus will be closed Saturday, December 21st, 2013- Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Clinics may be Open Monday, December 23rd, Friday, December 27th & Monday, December 30th.  

Participate in this Green Holiday by:

Unplugging all non-essential electronics including coffee pots, chargers, microwaves, printers, copiers, computers, radios, etc.

Turn off copiers, computers, lights and anything else you see

Shutdown non-essential lab equipment, close fume hoods, etc.

Close all exterior doors and windows.

Main Campus Building Setback List 

also listed in left column

Health Science Campus Setback List

also listed in middle column


Exemption Request





Questions or Concerns?  Please contact Griffin Avin at or call 744-2251.