We've installed voltage optimisation in the larger buildings around campus, including Portland Square, Roland Levinsky and Nancy Astor. It uses a special transformer to control the reduction in voltage to reduce energy use and power demand. This has the potential to reduce electricity consumption by 8 per cent, which is the equivalent of 573 TCO2e and nearly £100,000.
We use LEDs across most of our campus as they typically use five time less energy than traditional lighting. Any remaining lighting that is not LED is looking to be replaced over time. Also, across campus in most spaces our lighting is controlled by daylight and proximity sensors to ensure they only come on when needed.
Although technology delivers big energy savings, it's estimated that with your help, behaviour change can deliver a 20 per cent saving in emissions. Please see the Get Involved page to help us with our big goal.
Not sure what all this CO2 looks like? Watch our carbon visualisation video which explains our carbon footprint.