SDG 7.2.4: 7.2.4 Energy efficiency plan to reduce overall energy consumption

The university has put a plan to reduce overall energy consumption and to provide reliable electricity, the plan includes, but is not limited to:

  • Reducing the water heating expenses by limiting its usage.
  • University staff are required to turn off their computers when work hours are over, also screens are set to be turned off automatically if unused after a certain time.
  • Eliminating vampire loads: idle electronics are not allowed to remain plugged in.
  • Staff are required to turn off the lights when offices or classrooms are not in use, also encouraging them to rely on natural lighting whenever possible.
  • Using shades on the windows during hot summer days, this will help to keep the heat out.
  • Setting the air conditioner at 25ºC to decrease their power consumption. 
  • Install ceiling fans in places that are not exposed to direct sunlight. Ceiling fans have less environmental impact.
  • Upgrade the current grid to be a smart micro-grid by installing new technological equipment to monitor power flows from points of generation to points of consumption in real time.