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Durham University


Energy Awareness

The University's Energy Awareness Week will run from 27 January to 2 February 2020. The week will includ activities for staff and students and aims to help eliminate energy wastage:

  • All University staff and students are reminded to look out for Beat the Baseload stickers across the University/in their room serving as useful reminders as to what can be switched off when not in use.
  • Livers In will be taking part in the Inter-collegiate Energy Competition which is relaunched every year during Energy Awareness Week.
  • Students are able to read the Student Energy Saving Tips to help find ways to reduce energy consumption.
  • Staff are able to read the Staff Energy Saving Tips to help find ways to reduce energy consumption.
  • University members were encouraged to look at the the Thermostatic Radiator Valve (TRV) infographic and apply good practice by setting their TRV to 3 or 4.
  • Livers Out were directed to the tips in the Greenspace Livers Out Guide to help keep their homes cosy this winter.
  • Students could also take part in the Energy Quiz to find out further tips to save energy.

Inter-collegiate Energy Competition 2020

The inter-collegiate energy competition challenges colleges to decrease their electricity usage as much as possible by adopting behavioural changes to eliminate energy wastage.

When is the competition?

The competition will take place between Monday 27 January to Sunday 9 February 2020.

What will be measured?

The competition compared each college's average weekly electricity usage during the competition to its average weekly usage during the test period prior to the competition.

Who won in 2019?

The results of the 2019 competition are available here.

Congratulations to John Snow College who achieved a 5.01% reduction in electricity consumption compared to the test period. John Snow won £250 for their JCR.