Water is a precious and limited resource and the University is committed to managing its water use effectively. Since 2011/12, the University has made significant reductions in its non-residential water consumption; achieving a 26% cut, saving 288,810 m3 and £489,385 on a cumulative basis. In 2017, it committed to extending this to between 30% and 35% on an absolute basis by 2021, which at a time of growth for the University are ambitious. Residential (halls) water consumption has grown significantly over this period, which is to be expected with over 1,500 additional bedroom spaces in the onsite halls of residence. …
The University spends nearly £3 million each year on electricity. Use the dashboards below to explore where it all goes and compare the consumption and efficiency of different buildings. How do the buildings you use perform? Select a date range and scroll down through the buildings to compare their electricity use per square meter. Click on a segment of the pie to compare similar buildings. Any questions? Email us. Use the dashboard below to compare the electricity consumption of different Halls Any questions? Email us. Investigate buildings' overnight baselines and see how your building is doing compared to its target here.
The University is committed to becoming Net Zero Carbon by 2030. Read our blog on what Net Zero means for Reading. Here is a selection of the type of projects we undertake to ensure we meet our carbon reduction commitments. Hover over a photo to read about what we're doing. If you would like additional information on any of the projects below or a more comprehensive list of all our projects, do feel free to email us.
The Sustainability Team and University would like you to grant us a small Christmas wish, before leaving your offices - please can you switch off your equipment, lights, and anything consuming power? Help save energy when it is most important During the long, dark, cold afternoons of the winter months, national electricity consumption can be exceptionally high. In order to meet this high demand across the UK it is necessary to use less efficient, dirtier, and more expensive power generation such as coal - sounds unpleasant, but nobody wants a blackout! In the highest half-hourly periods through the winter, electricity…
Click on a building on the map to see its energy consumption.
Click on a building on the map to see its electricity consumption.
ENERGY ACROSS UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES The University of Reading has invested in game changing metering across Whiteknights campus, providing half hourly electricity readings for each building. Check out our interactive maps and explore energy consumption across our campuses. We're working on bringing other buildings, submeters, and heat meters online too, and if you have any questions or would like access to data for your own research, please get in touch by email or using the forms below.
If you would like access to data for your own research, please get in touch by email or using the forms below. Depending on what you need we can either transfer files or set you up with access to our energy management software. Different types of data are available depending on the building or location of interest, including:Half hourly profile dataManual meter readingsUtility billing informationElectricity consumptionGas consumptionWater consumptionHeat supply from district heating networkSub-building level metering
Click on the Main House on the map to see electricity consumption for most of the Greenlands campus, or Bourne and Berrybrook for the supply to the two newest buildings.
This building is currently rated as energy efficient. Lots of the streetlights between Foxhill House and Park group Halls are fed from this building, which is why there is often more electricity used overnight than during the day. Use the dashboards below to explore this building's electricity and gas consumption - click on different days on the top chart to show the energy profile for that day. Any questions? Email us.