In order to save energy on a departmental scale, the GCI in collaboration with the Sustainability Office has been conducting the "Just Shut it!" fumehood campaign in the Davenport Wing.

We created a friendly competition, with prizes to be won, to promote the correct usage of the variable flow fumehoods. There are two ways to comply; first if you're not at your fumehood, it should be shut below 3 inches, and second if you are working at your fumehood, its height shouldn't exceed 14 inches. We have been monitoring the height of the fumehoods through a data acquisition system to compile and quantify the actual energy we saved during the campaign. We hope the organic, bioorganic and inorganic students enjoyed the challenge and will continue to 'Just shut it'. Stay tuned for the continuation of this campaign in the new year!