An energy-efficient university
"I also want a note in the minutes to say that — oops, how dark it’s become all of a sudden!"
"Smart, isn’t it? The lights have sensors that detect when someone’s been blathering on too long."
Using electricity and heating affects the environment and climate, and costs money. With smart choices and new habits, everyone can help to reduce the environmental and climate impact of the University’s activities and, at the same time, save money.
- Switch off the lights when you leave a room for more than two or three minutes.
- Also turn off your monitor, loudspeakers and lights when you go for a coffee break, to lunch or to a meeting.
- Turn everything off in the office when you go home at the end of the day: computers, monitors, loudspeakers, lighting etc.
- Remove mobile-phone chargers etc. from sockets when they are not in use.
- Activate the energy-saving setting on your computer and monitor (= black). Screen savers (moving pictures on the screen) do not save any energy.
- Print and copy documents on both sides of the paper.
- If the workplace is too warm, cold, draughty or stuffy, contact your superior or the estate manager. Avoid piecemeal solutions (constantly open windows or extra electric radiators).
- Pull down the hatch on the fume hood when it is not in use.
- Defrost all freezers regularly. A thick layer of ice doubles the energy use.
For more information and advice (in Swedish), see the Stoppa Onödan booklet.