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24 May 2019

Reduced energy consumption over Easter thanks to the It’s Better Off campaign

Launched by the Sustainability team in a bid to reduce energy being used unnecessarily during the university closure, the It’s Better Off campaign has been a great success.

Staff and students were encouraged to switch off all electrical devices that were not essential.

The reduction of energy used over the five-day Easter break was an improvement from 2018 with 11% less energy used. That equates to approximately £4,500. The two weeks before and after Easter saw a 6% reduction in energy usage – a saving of £8,300.

The Timetabling team and Building Management System operators worked together to identify which buildings could be ‘switched off’ over the break. Using low energy lighting and an energy efficient mechanical plant has also made an impact on reducing energy consumption.

The University is donating £500 to the LSU Action’s Soup Kitchen project to mark the reduction.

Thanks to everyone across campus for playing a part in this achievement.

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