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Measures of the UAS Grisons

Measures of the UAS Grisons

State: 19.09.2022

Switzerland is preparing for a possible energy shortage. Due to its long-standing commitment to sustainable development, the UAS Grisons has been optimising its energy consumption for years, whether by means of structural measures or upgrades to the IT infrastructure. This is within the scope of its possibilities, since the UAS is only the tenant of 75 per cent of the buildings and has accordingly limited influence.

In order to make a contribution to the current situation, the UAS Grisons has already implemented several energy-saving measures since the summer. For example, the lighting at Site A - the only building that the UAS owns in its entirety - has been reduced in the refectory, the management corridor and around the auditorium. In the auditorium itself, LED light sources were installed. In addition, the room temperature has been reset from "Comfort" to "Eco". It has also already been decided to dispense with illumination of the facade on the occasion of the Orange Days and during Advent.

The university management will discuss further energy-saving options at its meeting in October. Should an acute energy shortage occur, the UAS Grisons will comply with the orders of the cantonal and national authorities. All members of the university are called upon to make a contribution to saving energy through their individual behaviour.

What does this mean for me as a student?

  • Fresh air supply in rooms is achieved by means of impulse ventilation.
  • When leaving rooms, the windows shall be closed and the lights extinguished.

What does this mean for me as a lecturer or employee?

  • The lift is only used in compelling circumstances.
  • Fresh air supply in rooms is achieved by means of impulse ventilation.
  • When leaving rooms, the windows shall be closed and the lights extinguished.
  • All electronic devices not in use (e.g. monitors, coffee machines, tea kettles) are switched off.