Ryan Hirowatari, manager of the UBC Bookstore, shows off an energy efficient radiant heater.
The Heater Swap-Out Program continues to help employees learn more about the difference between ceramic and radiant heaters, including a series of personal demonstrations at Ugly Sweater Day last month.
Attendees of the Ugly Sweater Day lunch hour event on February 28 got first-hand demos of the benefits of using an energy efficient radiant heater in the office.
Since the program was launched in December 2013, 21 ceramic heaters have been swapped out for radiant heaters. By swapping these out, UBC is expected to save at least 31,147 kWh per year and $2,015 in reduced energy costs.
Employees who have a ceramic heater are encouraged to sign up to learn more about the comfort and benefits of switching from ceramic to radiant heat.
The Heater Swap-Out Program is organized by Facilities Management in partnership with the Okanagan Sustainability Office.
To find out more, visit: facilities.ok.ubc.ca/heaterprogram