The University of Reading has a target to reduce carbon emissions by 45% by 2021. Here’s what we’ve done so far to help:
- Installed 2500 low flow showerheads reducing water consumption by up to 30% in some areas
- Replaced in excess of 4000 florescent lights with LEDs, reducing carbon output in all halls
- Installed individual heating controls in the majority of halls. This has led to a significant reduction in gas consumption combined with allowing students better control of their individual radiators
- Replaced old boilers with low emission units in some halls
Here are some examples of what you can do to help us meet our target:
- Turn off your lights when you leave your room
- Don’t leave the oven on any longer than necessary and share with flatmates if you can
- Draw the curtains at night to keep the heat in
- If your room is too warm, turn the radiator down rather than opening a window
- If you can’t control the temperature of your radiator, please report this to the Halls Hotline on 0800 029 1984
- Switch all electrical appliances off at the plug instead of using ‘standby’ function – items on standby can use up to 75% of their full power!
- Don’t leave taps running unnecessarily – over six litres of water a minute comes from a running tap
For more information on the University of Reading’s Sustainability Services visit their webpages.