Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Save energy around the University

If you use study spaces, studios, lecture theatres, University libraries or any other rooms around the University, you can take small actions to save energy along the way. They all add up.

Library entrance

Tips for everyone

  • Turn off lights when you leave a room and there's no one else in.
  • Report faults with lighting, heating, water, and other facilities issues will help to save energy. Find out who your EBIS rep is for your area, and be sure to report anything that seems amiss. This could include noticing faulty motion sensor lighting, dripping taps, and draughty windows. More information on fault reporting is available on the Estates website.
  • Contact a Sustainability Champion in your area to ask for more ways to save energy that are specific to your area.

PhD student? Find out about tips for staff


Equipment in labs can use a lot of energy. Learn about more ways to save energy if you are a lab user.

Find out about energy saving in labs

Become an Energy Detective

Students are encouraged to become Energy Detectives as a way of finding common energy problems across the University.

Find out how it works


Did you know?

If you're working in the Main Library at night, only the ground, lower ground and 1st floors are open 24 hours to save energy - if there's no one on the upper two floors, head to the lower ground floor so the room doesn't have to be lit up just for you. Sitting with other people rather than spreading out around the building is a good way to save energy in other areas of the University as well.

Private study rooms at the Main Library can only be booked for groups of two or more.