May Bank Holiday – Switch-Off Before You Leave


We are continuing to strive toward reaching our 2020 energy target, which requires a 33% improvement in energy efficiency.

The official 2018 results are due to be published shortly by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). Early indications are good, however the period between now and the end of 2020 is crucial to our success.

Everyone has a role to play in helping UCD reach the targets. So, before you leave this weekend, please remember to:

  • Switch off all computers and laptops
  • Switch off peripheral equipment completely- monitors, printers, photocopiers; Up to 20% more energy can be saved by switching appliances off rather than leaving on standby
  • Close all windows
  • Switch off all lights
  • Switch off all non-essential research equipment
  • Close as many fume cupboards as possible

Thank you for your continued support and have a great weekend!
UCD Energy Unit