The festive period is with us again – which means that University buildings will be closed for 11 consecutive days. This marks the longest period of time that the University is closed all year and therefore offers us considerable potential to reduce our carbon emissions and energy usage.
Commuting Survey open. Help us plan for the commuting developments of the future by taking part on the 2017 Commuting Survey.
During the summer we upgraded existing lighting to high efficiency LED in a number of locations across the University. LED lighting uses up to 50% less electricity, has a much longer life-span and provides better light quality.
UCD will be open as normal today, Tuesday 17 October 2017. After conducting a general inspection of the university facilities last night and another one this morning, we anticipate no access restrictions and the University should be operating as normal.
Due to Storm Ophelia, UCD will be closed on Monday, 16 October 2017 and following advice from the Department of Education and Skills and Met Eireann.
Before you leave the campus this evening we would like to update you on the switch-off campaign and energy efficiency improvements to date, and please switch-off (body, mind and those pesky monitors ?) before you leave.
Before you leave the campus this evening we would like to update you on the switch-off campaign and energy efficiency improvements to date, and please switch-off before you leave UCD this evening.
The annual UCD commuting survey which was undertaken in November 2016 shows that with your help we are making good progress towards our targets.
As we approach the May Bank Holiday weekend, please remember to switch-off computers, laptops, printers, monitors and screens or non-essential laboratory equipment such as drying ovens and fume-cupboards.
With the long weekend approaching we would like to remind you of the benefits of shutting down non-essential equipment this long weekend and to provide you with an update on the overall electricity usage in UCD.