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Sustainability

It's Better OFF @ Christmas

It's Better OFF to switch OFF at Christmas

In 2017 over the Christmas Holidays the University consumed around £114,000 worth of electricity in 13 days the university was closed.
On Christmas day alone the university used £8,000!

In 2018 we are looking to reduce this consumption by 5%, this would make a saving of £57,000.
What impact can you have?

Before you leave the office for your Christmas break...
• Shut down all your PC’s and unplug laptops and docking stations;
• Switch off all your monitors;
• Switch off all your printers (MFD’s must remain on to prevent them losing settings, but they do power down on their own);
• Switch off all lights; unplug any Christmas lights;
• Switch off any heaters, air con units and extract fans;
• Switch off any research equipment that doesn't need to be on over the break;
• Where possible consolidate experiments into the minimal number of ovens, fume cupboards, fridges etc;
• Set any timers on lights and equipment to stay off for the break;
• Unplug transformers, phone and laptop chargers;
• Close windows around the building, maintain building temperature and increase security.

But remember, DO NOT switch off equipment that is in use for vital experiments, research or local fridges and freezers.

Also remember when you return from the break your office may be a little cooler than normal, so please remember a nice warm jumper.

If you would like more information please visit our website and check out the sustainability newsletter in ‘What’s New’.

Festive Wishes from the Sustainability Team

 

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