Every university shut down period we ask you to switch off all unnecessary lights and equipment and ensure all windows are closed to help us meet our carbon reduction targets and reduce costs to the university.
On May Bank holiday 2019, because we all switched off unnecessary equipment, the university reduced electricity consumption by 6,028 kWh compared to the previous year. That reduction alone is enough energy to power the Physics Research Deck for a whole day!
We don’t just rely on everyone switching off on holiday closed days, we actively carry out projects throughout the year on campus working on draft proofing buildings, LED lighting and investing in the replacement of more energy efficient drying cabinets and freezers in labs. You can also help by contacting us if you identify areas where you think we can save energy!
So please remember before you leave for the 4 day bank holiday weekend:
- Switch off lights and close all windows
- Ensure that as much lab equipment as possible is turned off before you leave – drying cabinets and incubators etc.
- Check IT equipment including screens and projectors
We understand that some equipment is required to maintain safety or is being used for research purposes and therefore needs to remain on. However, any equipment that is not affected by this, and can be turned off, will help us meet our carbon reduction targets and reduce costs to the University.
Thank you for your continued support!