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Durham University


Energy Awareness

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

  • All University staff and students were 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 took part in the Inter-collegiate Energy Competition which was launched during Energy Awareness Week.
  • Students were able to read the Student Energy Saving Tips to help find ways to reduce energy consumption.
  • Staff were 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 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 took place between Monday 28 January to Sunday 10 February 2019.

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 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.