University's "hundred days of energy" to cut energy consumption
Swansea University has launched a one hundred day campaign to reduce energy consumption on its Singleton campus.
The "one hundred days of energy" initiative was officially launched by Raymond Ciborowski, Registrar and Head of Administration, on behalf of the University's Senior Management Team, on Monday 24 November.
Mr Ciborowski said: "The University is determined to play a major role in practicing and promoting sustainability. One hundred days of energy is all about encouraging staff and students to think about the energy they are using and possibly wasting.
"Whilst there is a certain amount that we can do in terms of improving energy efficiency at an institutional level, every one of us can make a difference just by reporting leaks and faulty lighting, and remembering to switch off electrical equipment when we leave the office each day."
Mark Durdin, Energy and Environmental Engineer in the University's Estates Department, is coordinating the campaign. He said: "We'll be carrying out a series of spot checks in different administrative and academic departments to see how many PCs are left on overnight, and we'll be reminding staff and students to shut down equipment such as photocopiers, central printers and heaters over weekends and holidays.
"I'm certain that initiatives such as this will help to drive down energy usage across campus."
The "one hundred days of energy" campaign ends on 2 March 2009.
For further information about Swansea University's Sustainability Forum, please visit http://www.swansea.ac.uk/university/TheCampus/Sustainability/
Caption: Pictured (front row, l-r) are Raymond Ciborowski, Registrar and Head of Administration and Craig Nowell, Director of Estates.(Back row, l-r) Mark Blackmore, Project Officer with the South West Wales Higher Education Partnership Sustainability initiative, and Mark Durdin, Energy and Environmental Engineer and Vice-Chair of the University's Sustainability Forum.