UNIL implements energy saving measures in response to the potential energy shortage. At the same time, it is testing new ways of communicating about energy conservation (sobriété énergétique), concept that would drive the long term energy management of UNIL.
The current geopolitical issues linked to the war in Ukraine and various problems associated with Swiss and European power generation facilities indicate that energy shortages cannot be excluded. The Swiss Confederation has implemented a plan called OSTRAL to use every possible means to avoid the country’s economy being paralysed by a lack of power. The plan aims to ensure that electricity reserves will be adequate, as well as requiring the implementation of significant energy savings.
Within this context, UNIL implement several actions of energy conservation on the campus and transforms it into an experimental laboratory, by trying out new ideas for a better management of its energy consumption over the long term.
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The university community can also contribute to this energy conservation drive. The Infrastructure Service of UNIL, Unibat, has created, in collaboration with Competence Center in Sustainability, a guide (EN) that explains and lists the measures implemented by UNIL. In parallel, it explains what each of us, member of the UNIL community can do, why we need to change our habits and above all, how we can get there together.
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The work of the Task Force continues in preparation for the second phase of the OSTRAL plan with the faculties and services. They are identifying further energy conservation measures and preparing to handle the consequences of a potential energy shortage on campus.