Presentation on theme: "Energy, Water Consumption & Carbon Emissions June 2010."— Presentation transcript:
Energy, Water Consumption & Carbon Emissions June 2010
Universitys Monthly Electricity Cost YTD Costs have decreased 20.34% against previous year
Universitys Monthly Electricity Consumption Consumption has increased 3.82% against previous year
Universitys Monthly Gas Cost Costs have decreased 22.6% against previous year
Universitys Monthly Gas Consumption Consumption has increased 2.32% against previous year
Universitys Monthly Water Cost Cost has increased 13.5% against previous year
Universitys Monthly Water Consumption Consumption has increased 9.4% against previous year
Universitys Monthly Total Carbon Emissions Carbon emissions have increased by 2.4% against previous year
This year the University has set a target to reduce its energy consumption by 10% by August To achieve this target we need your help. We have recently installed energy meters in every building on campus to help us learn more about our consumption and see if there are any areas we need to work on. You can view the building by building energy consumption tables on the Facilities Energy webpage.
Reducing the temperature in your office by just 1°C can knock 10% off the cost of heating your office and you'll be unlikely to notice any difference in comfort. This won't cost you anything and could save the University between £15-£30 a year (the aim for office temperature is 20°C) Switching off a typical fluorescent light for one hour in each working day will save 30kg of carbon dioxide emissions annually Lighting an empty office overnight wastes enough energy to heat water for 1000 cups of coffee Switching off all non-essential office equipment (computers, printers, faxes, photocopiers and lights) will save enough energy to drive a small car 100 miles A PC monitor left on overnight wastes enough energy to laser print 800 pages A PC left running for 24 hours per day will use £70 worth of electricity over 12 months A photocopier left on overnight wastes enough energy to print 1500 A4 copies
The University has invested £4.6m into a new energy centre. It will provide high efficiency gas boilers, a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) unit, high efficiency pumps and automated controls. The building management systems and controls will be upgraded as part of the project. The CHP will provide approx. 20% of the Universitys electricity requirements.