The following questionnaire has been designed to allow you to gain a better understanding of the energy used and impact from using the equipment and utilities in your residence.
We recommend that you manipulate the uses of equipment to learn how that impacts your total energy use. If you would like more information or would like to look at more extensive energy calculators, please visit
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Campus Resident Estimated Electricity Usage
Totals provided are estimates only and will vary based on the information provided and variations between the age
and energy efficiency of actual equipment. This usage estimate does not include natural gas used for heating spaces or
Monthly Total (kWh):
Annual Total (kWh):
Cost (Month / Year): $ / $
Pounds of Carbon dioxide produced per year:
What can you do to lower these numbers?
1. Unplug unused equipment to reduce phantom loads. A phantom load is energy that is still being used by most equipment from
televisions to computers when they are turned off. This equipment should be unplugged or should be connected to smart power
strips that can sense when equipment is turned off and essentially unplugs the power so they don't continue to draw energy.
2. The Basics — turn off lights when not in the room, only open fridge to take food out or put it in, but don't leave it open
while deciding what to eat. Not included in this estimate, but keep winter temperature set at 68 degrees.