Stargazing live has planet-saving bonus

Posted by sll33 at Jan 23, 2013 10:50 AM |
Stargazing Live achieved a 4% saving in electricity in Ken Edwards, Fielding Johnson and Astley Clarke. If all the lights and unnecessary equipment were switched off in these 3 buildings over every weekend for 1 year, it would power College House for 3 years!

Whilst hundreds of people enjoyed the activities on offer when the University hosted Stargazing Live on Jan 8, there was an added environmental benefit.

Staff were asked to make an extra effort to switch lights off to assist the stargazers by removing light pollution from the neighbouring buildings. As well as making the sky easier to see (although the cloud didn't help!), we also achieved  a 4% saving in electricity in Ken Edwards, Fielding Johnson and Astley Clarke.

If all the lights and unnecessary equipment were switched off in these 3 buildings over every weekend for 1 year, it would power College House for 3 years!

So come on guys, it's great that you did it for this event. Please can you do it every day?

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