Space Heater Defeater Program
Are you a staff or faculty member who often gets a little cold sitting at your desk? Do you currently use a space heater to keep yourself warm or do you wish you had one at your desk? Then we have a program for you!
Introducing the Space Heater Defeater Program from the TRU Sustainability Office. We’ve borrowed this idea from School District 61 (Victoria), who’s staff loved it so much they gave it a 98% satisfaction rating! We are working with the TRU Facilities Department to try to ensure that all staff and faculty have a comfortable and safe working environment, and these energy-efficient seat heaters provide an excellent method of customized heat right to you.
We have 50 new seat heaters (see image) that we will give – for free! - to 50 lucky staff/faculty members. All employees are invited to sign up, however, please note for this initial trial period, priority will be given to employees who have an existing space heater. To participate:
Complete the Space Heater Defeater Program Sign-Up Survey prior to February 24 (we’re asking you to do it so we can keep track of who gets a seat heater now and who wants one in the future, and to collect some basic data about current space heaters on campus).
Next, the Sustainability Office will review all responses and randomly select names for 50 eligible employees. All employees who sign up but are not selected will be waitlisted and priority will be given when more units become available.
For employees who are selected that currently use a space heater, you must temporarily give up your space heater during a one month trial period while you test out the new seat heater.
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