Campus wide energy consumption 29th – 30th March 2014

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The above graph shows last Saturday’s and Sunday’s energy consumption for the North Campus (dark green bar) and the South Campus (light green bar).

The total amount of energy consumed on campus last weekend (c. 66,000kWh) is equivalent to what four average dwellings would consume in a year!

Lets try and reduce this number by powering off unnecessary equipment including computers, photocopiers, printers etc. and of course the lights in your office!

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2 Responses to Campus wide energy consumption 29th – 30th March 2014

  1. John says:

    The article states:
    “The total amount of energy consumed on campus last weekend (c. 66,000kWh) is equivalent to what four average dwellings would consume in a year!”
    .
    the graph suggests that this figure is for the south bank only, not the entire campus
    .
    furthermore, the savings figures when comparing the 2 weekends only state the savings for the north bank
    .
    did the south bank not achieve any savings ?
    this is surely where the majority of staff work
    .
    this is very sloppy, selective reporting
    can we have full breakdowns and savings achieved, stated in percentages please

    • Chris Fogarty says:

      Dear John,

      Your feedback is most welcome – feedback is an important part of improving the quality and content of our blog.

      I’m delighted you’ve taken the time out to comment and am interested to hear you eagerly await feedback on the South Campus. I’ve revised my post since receiving your comments to state results for the South Bank results are forthcoming (it did state that the results were ‘initial’ in the circular email). I made a genuine mistake with regard to the energy consumption of an average household which i’ve since corrected (i mixed up fossil fuel and electricity usage). References are now provided for the sources I used to inform my analysis.

      Obviously the information posted on energy consumption on the blog to date is only a snapshot of what is going on. Far more information is available to the public via http://www2.ul.ie/web/WWW/Services/Buildings_and_Estates/Energy_%26_Water/EMT

      Yours faithfully,

      Chris Fogarty BEng, Dip(Mgt), PhD

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