Turning lights off


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Turning lights off

In the library and other buildings across campus there are lights left on through the night which serve no purpose. Namely the coloured lights on the stairs in the library. All these lights are a waste of energy, the university should be helping to save the planet and preserve energy so that lights are only on when necessary.

Submitted by Michael Barton

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Cassie Coakley, President

Cassie Coakley

President,

As part of our Green Week, we introduced a Light Switch off night on the 2/03/2020. This consisted of the University Estates team turning off not only library lights for the night, but also the INB emblem. This is something we are looking into doing more frequently from an environmental stance.

Cassie Coakley, President

Cassie Coakley

President,

As part of this SUggestion we are looking at this for our New Strategy June 2020. Also including looking at light consumption for our Green Week campaign.

Kudzai Muzangaza, President

Kudzai Muzangaza

President,

I have queried this with the university and it is something that is being looked into. We are hoping to establish conversations with the Library around the lights on the stairs which are outwardly facing. The issue with this is that the lights are key feature of the Library so due consideration would need to be taken.

2 Comment(s)

Joseph Pearce

It would also be great if checks could be made for study spaces open at night time for computer screens left on. I have seen entire rooms of PC screens left on when leaving the library late at night before. Small notices/signs reminding users to turn off screens after they're done using them could help too, if this doesn't already exist.

Thomas Lock

It'd be entirely possible to make the PCs autoturn off the displays when not being used for X amount of time, so that'd work well too! ^^

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