Project Highlights: Ångström Energy Quest

February 4, 2010 at 8:55 am Leave a comment

from Uppsala University | Uppsala, Sweden

The team’s goal is to decrease energy waste at the Ångström Laboratory, a building recently built and added to the university. Their approach to achieve this goal is two-pronged. First, they will pinpoint unnecessary energy consumers at different departments. This has been done in conjunction with Akademiska Hus, the company that owns the Ångström Laboratory. Since Akademiska Hus also owns most other academic campuses in Sweden, the possibility of scaling up our project and applying our results and solutions on other similar buildings in Sweden, is significant. The other approach is to raise awareness among students and employees on campus. Here, the team plans work with university staff to install a monitor at the entrance of the lab to display current power consumption.  Another initiative in this approach is to introduce a board member to promote environmental engagement onto student boards of the different programs on campus. Some measurable results of this will include energy consumption trends over time.

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