An important point of departure for achieving the university’s energy goals is its strategy for climate adaptation, which deals with reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but also requires energy efficiency, since the need for electricity is going to increase when the country transitions from fossil fuel to electric power.
- Our consumption of electricity is reduced by 10 per cent in 2023 in a base year analysis (average of 2014-2015).
- All the electricity we pay for is renewable with consideration taken to biological diversity at production.
- The impact made on the climate by energy consumption is reduced, calculated in carbon dioxide equivalencies based on the life-cycle perspective.
- We increase our own production of renewable energy.
- Efficiency goals and goals for reducing the carbon footprint made by district heating are developed in collaboration with the proprietor.
- Energy optimisation in collaboration with the proprietor (for example, time-control devices, movement-control devices, protection from the sun in exposed areas, optimisation of heating and cooling systems, energy efficient renovations and maintenance, based on a life-cycle perspective)
- Demanding the highest quality energy class as well as the lowest possible carbon dioxide equivalencies based on a life-cycle perspective when procuring and purchasing lighting, computers, copy machines, appliances, and lab equipment, for example.
- Installation of solar cells on suitable roofs and surfaces
- Ensuring the highest possible energy efficiency when refurbishment is needed or new buildings are constructed.
- Communication schemes and other support that makes energy-saving changes in behaviour among employees and students possible.
- The University Director is responsible for seeing to it that the campus development project is run in a way that makes it possible to achieve our energy goals.
- The project leader for the campus project, the Sustainability Board, and involved sections are responsible for driving the development project and achieving our goals.
- Section heads are responsible for seeing to it that purchases and other activities related to their own section contribute to achieving our energy goals.
- All employees are responsible for contributing to the achievement of these goals when making purchases and using equipment that runs on electricity.