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.
The University has a dedicated team to manage sustainability across our campus. In addition, a number of groups, committees and senior management staff have sustainability responsibilities as detailed below (hover over the staff pictures for information on their experience and responsibilities). Progress against our sustainability objectives/strategy is reported to the Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC), and to the University Executive Board (via ESC), through our annual Environmental Sustainability Report. Sustainability Staff Sustainability Groups and Committees Environmental Management Review Group (EMRG) This group is responsible for reviewing the Environment & Energy Management System (EEMS) and supporting the implementation of the system to…
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.
1 - Carbon Management Scope 2 - CMP project tables 2019-20 3 - Emissions+energy breakdown vs baseline and last year 4 - Additional out of scope emissions 5 - Avoided emissions through renewable generation 6 - Waste management actions and projects 7 - 2019 20 Travel Plan Annual Report
1 - Carbon Management Scope 2 - Carbon+Water projects 2018-19 and 2019-20 3 - Emissions+energy breakdown vs baseline and last year 4 - Additional out of scope emissions 5 - Avoided emissions through renewable generation 6 - Waste management actions and projects 7 - Travel Plan Annual Report 2018-19
Climate Strike The 30-minute walkout on the 20th of September at 10am is in solidarity with school strikers around the world, whose Friday strikes have pushed climate action to the forefront of global attention. The pledge button will only go live at 10am for the Climate Strike it has now been deactivated Down tools in support of climate strikes The University is supporting a half hour strike by colleagues in support of climate action on Friday, 20 September at 10am for 30 minutes. The 30-minute walkout is in solidarity with school strikers around the world, whose Friday strikes have pushed…