Energy and Climate Emergency

In the context of the international climate and energy emergency, the University has decided to implement some initiatives to contribute to the reduction of consumes and, more generally, to face the condition of growing international instability and an increase in energy prices.

// The initiatives completed in the last WINTER PERIOD, are:

  • 1 ° C reduction of the temperatures set in the regulation of heating systems
  • shutdown of all water heaters in the toilets, with the exception of showers and washbasins used in changing rooms and laboratories
  • reduction of refrigeration in water dispensers (where possible)

New policies for automatically turning lights on and off in common areas were also completed.

Through these actions, in the second quarter of 2022, the expected energy savings is quantified as 2% of thermal energy and approximately 1% of electricity.

// In the SUMMER PERIOD, needs change and the focus shifts to energy demand related to the air conditioning. In this regard, given also the current climatic situation (May 2022), the Politecnico is turning on the air conditioning systems in the rooms most exposed and constantly monitors individual situations and make adjustments based on the needs detected.

 

// HOW CAN I SUPPORT?

In order to achieve this first result, the involvement and commitment of each one is also crucial.

Everyone's commitment is needed in the proper regulation of temperatures and air flow rates in individual rooms (see figures below).

Do not forget to pay special attention to avoid unnecessary electricity consumption, by turning off the lights in the offices and the electrical equipment when not needed (ex. at the end of working hours).

-----> Recommended setting in SPRING and SUMMER:

 

-----> Recommended setting in WINTER: