CityLYNX Gold Line Update

Improvements continue to be made to the CityLYNX Gold Line, the City of Charlotte’s street car project. Construction crews have energized the overhead catenary system, which provides electricity to power the streetcar through a pantograph at the top of the railcar.
While power will be supplied overhead to the streetcar, the rails in the street will not be energized. Citizens can continue to drive, walk and bike across the city’s streets as normal.
The CityLYNX Gold Line is scheduled to begin passenger service by summer 2015.

Let Your Computer Monitors Get a Good Night’s Sleep, Too!

Many of the 7000 flat screen monitors at CPCC consume 20 watts while in the “ON” mode. An EASY programming change to put them to sleep can result in each monitor being “OFF” approximately 5500 hours per year (nights, weekends, holidays and school breaks). The electrical cost avoidance from 0.8 million fewer kWh being consumed because 7000 monitors are in sleep mode is over $50,000.

Go to the “START’ icon in the lower left corner of your screen and find “CONTROL PANEL,” then “POWER OPTIONS” then “WHEN TO TURN OF DISPLAY.” Select the minutes of inactivity that work for you and SAVE your changes!

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The CPCC Director of Energy and Sustainability, Pam Metcalf, is engaged in facilities efficiency and energy awareness.  If you have suggestions, they can be emailed to