PeriodSt. Patricks Day Long Weekend
Before leaving for the long weekend, please remember to shut down your computer, switch off lighting and anything else that can be safely turned off or unplugged. Please also close windows, blinds and doors, and encourage colleagues to do the same!
User behaviour, primarily through switching off non-essential equipment and lighting at evenings, weekends and holiday periods is a key factor in helping UCD reduce energy usage, lower CO2 emissions and reduce costs.
With St. Patricks Day on Friday this year, we have an opportunity to greatly reduce our non-essential electricity load from Thursday evening and over the long weekend. Even if you are planning to be in UCD on during the long weekend please remember to put in an extra effort to switch off all non-essential equipment.
So before you leave:
- Switch off computers, monitors and chargers
- Switch off any peripheral equipment- speakers, printers, photocopiers
- Close all windows
- Switch off all lights
- Switch off all non-essential research equipment
- Switch off and close as many fume cupboards as possible- try to minimise the number left on for chemical storage
- Switch off glass drying ovens
If you observe any central plant that is on and should be off, please contact Estate Services at ext. 7000.
All suggestions above equally apply at the end of every working day. In shared areas it is important not to assume someone else will turn off equipment or lights. If possible please agree with colleagues to ensure that that those leaving last will switch off non essential equipment and lighting.
Thank you once again for your ongoing assistance in reducing energy consumption and helping the University work towards our 2030 energy efficiency targets.
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