Energy-saving measures at the University of Bayreuth
The current energy crisis also has an impact on the operation of the University of Bayreuth. For the year 2022, we anticipate an increase in total energy costs – i.e. for electricity, heating, cooling and natural gas – of at least 25 percent compared to the pre-Corona year 2019.
As the University of Bayreuth, we want to be prepared for any energy bottleneck that may occur and for the increased and possibly further rising energy costs. Therefore, we have already implemented centrally controlled energy-saving measures.
In addition, each person can individually contribute to saving energy in all our buildings, e.g. by saving lighting or heating in offices and rooms for teaching events. With optimised usage behaviour, savings of approx. 5% are possible as a result.
Further savings can certainly also be achieved in the natural sciences and engineering laboratories, which by their nature have particularly high energy consumption. The people working here are familiar with the respective technical equipment and can therefore decide in the best possible way which measures are appropriate and target-oriented.
The UBT is doing everything in its power to continue university operations throughout the winter without major restrictions - this applies especially to teaching in attendance!
However, it is indispensable that we as the University of Bayreuth get through the winter prudently with regard to energy consumption! Let us be proactive! We therefore expressly ask for your individual support in this endeavour!
Centrally managed measures
In energy-intensive areas, the first centrally controlled measures have already been taken by Zentrale Technik (ZT) in recent weeks.
Individual energy saving
Every member of the University of Bayreuth can also contribute individually to saving energy.
The buildings of the University of Bayreuth are of different ages and thus the water systems of the buildings are technically at a different level. Where it is technically possible, the hot water has been switched off centrally or boilers have been taken off the grid. Where it is technically necessary for the water to have an appropriate minimum temperature due to old water pipes and the associated risk of legionella, you will still find hot water.