Help save energy this Bank Holiday

We are committed to lowering our carbon emissions and the August Bank Holiday shutdown period gives us an opportunity to reduce energy waste.

Bank holiday shutdown 1 May 2019

During the May Bank Holiday this year, because we all switched off unnecessary equipment, we reduced electricity consumption by 6,028 kWh compared to the same period in 2018 – enough energy to power the Physics Research Deck for a whole day!

But we don’t just rely on this to save energy. We actively carry out projects on campus throughout the year, including draft-proofing buildings, fitting LED lighting and investing in more energy efficient drying cabinets and freezers in labs.

You can also support us by contacting the Estates helpdesk if you identify areas where you think we can save energy.

So, before you leave for the four-day Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 24 to Tuesday 27 August), you can help by:

  • switching off lights and close all windows
  • ensuring as much lab equipment as possible is turned off before you leave; and
  • checking IT equipment, including screens and projectors.

We understand some equipment is required to maintain safety or is being used for research purposes and therefore needs to remain on. However, any equipment not affected by this can be turned off to help us meet our carbon emissions targets and reduce costs to the University.

See the Campus Developments website for further information.

Thank you for your support!

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