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Durham University


Energy Awareness

The University's Energy Awareness Week runs from 28th January to 3rd February 2019. The week includes activities for staff and students and aims to help eliminate energy wastage:

  • All University staff and students arereminded 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 can participat in the Inter-collegiate Energy Competition which will be launched during Energy Awareness Week.
  • Students can read the Student Energy Saving Tips to help find ways to reduce energy consumption.
  • Staff can read the Staff Energy Saving Tips to help find ways to reduce energy consumption.
  • University members can take a look at the the Thermostatic Radiator Valve (TRV) infographic and apply good practice by setting their TRV to 3 or 4.
  • Livers Out might benefit from the tips in the Greenspace Livers Out Guide to help keep their homes cosy this winter.
  • Students can also take the Energy Quiz to find out further tips to save energy.

Inter-collegiate Energy Competition 2019

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 takes place from Monday 28th January to Sunday 10th February 2019.

What will be measured?

The competition compares 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 2018?

The results of the 2018 competition are available here.

Congratulations to Van Mildert College who achieved a 1.27% reduction in electricity consumption compared to the test period. Van Mildert won £250 for their JCR.

Congratulations also went to Ustinov College for their active engagement in reducing electricity consumption during the competition. They received £50 for their GCR.