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Durham University recognises that, as a major user of energy, it has an important role to play in helping to tackle climate change by significantly reducing its CO2 emissions. We are committed to responsible energy management and the highest standards in energy efficiency. It is in the University's best interest to reduce the amount of money it spends on energy, releasing funds for other purposes. At the same time, reducing energy consumption helps the University to reduce its environmental impact.

The University is committed to saving energy both by encouraging and supporting behavioural change and by carrying out physical modifications to University buildings and their systems.

Reducing and saving energy is also part of our Environmental Sustainability Vision, Policy and Strategy and Action Plan with detailed Key Performance Indicators.

We would encourage everyone throughout the University to either act to reduce energy usage, or where appropriate, notify Estates and Buildings of any excessive or unnecessary use of energy to enable E&B to act on your behalf. It is increasingly apparent that most people within the University community are concerned about energy usage and would like to minimise this as much as possible.

In the meantime, if you are aware of any unnecessary energy usage, which you feel needs urgent attention, please contact your college or departmental representative for maintenance issues so that this request can be logged via K2 or the E&B Helpdesk on ext. 46000.

Durham University Electricy Supply from Blyth Offshore Wind Farm

From 1st October 2017, Durham University has taken its electricity supply Clean and Green. Working with its energy partner, The Energy Consortium (TEC) and its supplier, EDF Energy, the University has been able to specify the technology and source from where its power comes from. The University's power will be supplied from the new Blyth Offshore wind farm off the North East coast. The turbines are located 5.7km off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland and can provide enough low carbon electricity to power 34,000 homes. Further details are available.