Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date April 30, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Texas at Austin
EN-5: Outreach Campaign

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Perrone
Senior Energy Steward
Facilities Maintenance
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Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at students within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

Has the institution held at least one sustainability-related outreach campaign directed at employees within the previous three years that has yielded measurable, positive results in advancing sustainability?:
Yes

The name of the campaign (1st campaign):
Longhorn Lights Out

A brief description of the campaign (1st campaign):

Longhorn Lights Out is a monthly campus wide campaign for students, faculty, and staff to reduce their lighting and plug loads on a specified date. Student organizations assist the Energy & Water Conservation Program (who manages the campaign) by going through buildings and turning off unnecessary lights during the designated time period. Campus occupants are encouraged to participate and the UT Tower is dark on these days as well.


A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (1st campaign):

There have been over 50 volunteers that have participated in three Longhorn Lights Out events with a total savings of 18,274 kWh.


The website URL where information about the campaign is available (1st campaign):
The name of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of the measured positive impact(s) of the campaign (2nd campaign):
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The website URL where information about the campaign is available (2nd campaign):
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A brief description of other outreach campaigns, including measured positive impacts:
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After two pilot events in fall 2013, Longhorn Lights Out was deemed successful enough to be scheduled for the last Friday of every month, indefinitely. The program is now directly supported and tracked by two student staff in the Energy & Water Conservation group in Facilities Maintenance.

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