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Energy wastes education!

Stop wasting Energy! The Christian-Albrechts-Universität has to pay around 8 m. Euro for energy every year. But the budget volume is limited. The more we spend on energy, the less we can spend on science, research-facilities and classes. That is why we encourage all members of Kiel University, to help saving energy and tell us where electricity or heat energy is wasted.

We put together some negative examples with their best practice solutions:

  • Burning 60-Watt lightbulb, while outside is perfect daylight.


Use daylight as far as possible. Not only for saving energy but to improve your own health an spirit.

  • Chandelier in the main auditorium

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By changing the conventional light bulbs into LED technology we're saving over 50% of energy without a visible difference.
But there is a difference in maintenance: LED lights last up to 50000 hours while conventional light bulbs have an average operational life of 1000 hours.

  • Beamers and speaker on stand-by

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Many Beamers at CAU are on standby mode while not being used. Why don't use remote controlled sockets to turn them off?

Same with the speakers...

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  • Lights in common spaces

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In many common spaces lightswitches are hard to find or nobody feels responsable to turn the light off. In these cases an obvious technical installation and signs or checklists help that lights are turned off after activity.

  • Boilers and flow heaters

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Especially boilers but also flow heaters use extreme amounts of energy. Check if it is nessecary to use warm/hot water and what temperature is needed. It should not be a problem to wash your hands with cold water, which by the way encourages your blood flow.

  • Vending machines

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For hygiene reasons vending machines run 24/7 and cannot be turned off in between. Do we really need them on top of the wide range of offers, flooding our campus?