The Big Holiday Switch Off was a UEA-wide initiative to cut wasted energy over the 2017-18 festive period.
UEA was closed 22 December 2017 to 1 January 2018, and Estates turned down campus heating to weekend temperatures in unoccupied buildings.
UEA saved 27% of its total electricity and heat usage, compared to the same number of days during term time!
That's a financial saving of around £37,800.
Total energy savings (click to enlarge)
This saving in electricity was enough to power 2,534 houses for the 11 days of the Big Holiday Switch Off.
These savings were from turning unoccupied buildings down to weekend temperatures and encouraging staff and students to switch off their electrics before leaving.
Electricity and heat graphs (click to enlarge)
Stay involved by (where possible) switching these off at weekends:
- PCs and monitors
- Shared equipment (check printer rooms and kitchens)
- Any unessential equipment and plugs (*)
- Lights in your work area
- Lights in shared areas (where safe). Check meeting rooms and toilets.
Please contact the Sustainability, Utilities and Engineering Department with any questions or issues.
(* if you work in a laboratory area or building open at the weekends, you may need to check with colleagues first)