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Net Zero Campus

Campus Consumption & Emissions

Our employees, students and guests are provided with consumption data for the buildings they use in order for them to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with the Climate Change (Scotland) Act.

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By tracking usage and comparing it across time, we are able to quickly identify buildings and areas where there is excessive consumption, as well as encourage staff and students to think about what actions they can take to reduce it and promote energy efficiency.

Energy Consumption

Each building's electricity & gas consumption is compared to the same month on the previous year e.g. September 2022 against September 2021. 

September 2022

Electricity

Building Kilowatt-hour
Aberdeen Business School 114, 570
Boat House 298^^
Central Services Building 11,778^
East Lodge 228^
Ishbel Gordon Building 94,585^
Gatehouse 3,463
Gray's School of Art & Design Haus 28,594
Kaim Cottage & Garage 1,410^^
Kaim House 2,965^^
RGU SPORT 79,613
International College Ground Floor 1,050^
International College 1st Floor 1,245^
Sir Ian Wood Building 320,038
Garthdee House Annexe 28,342
National Subsea Centre 7,139
West Lodge 189^
Garthdee Round Tower 1,376
Garthdee Square Tower 1,733^^
Ramsay Development 1,897^
Crathie Student Village 7,138
Woolmanhill Flats 1-9 4,502^
Woolmanhill Flats 100-109 3,234
Woolmanhill Flats 10-19 3,495^
Woolmanhill Flats 20-29 3,540^
Woolmanhill Flats 30-39 3,367^
Woolmanhill Flats 40-49 4,541^^
Woolmanhill Flats 50-59 2,775^
Woolmanhill Flats 60-69 3,606
Woolmanhill Flats 70-79 4,770^
Woolmanhill Flats 80-89 5,803^
Woolmanhill Flats 90-99 5,614^
Woolmanhill Flats Main Store 130

Gas

Building Kilowatt-hour
Aberdeen Business School 129,573^
Central Services Building 6,683
East Lodge 820
Ishbel Gordon Building 95,237^^
Gatehouse 3,663^
Garthdee House Annexe 65,414^
Gray's School of Art & Design Haus 98,853^^
Gray's School of Art (Catering Supply Only) 56^^
RGU Sport 103,620^
Sir Ian Wood Building 113,149
National Subsea Centre 2,259
West Lodge 56
Garthdee Round Tower 6,691
Garthdee Square Tower 4,481
Ramsay Development 4,248^^
Crathie Student Village 12,531^^
Woolmanhill Flats 1-109 136,202^

^ Light red highlight - Buildings which have consumed more electricity / gas 

^^ Dark red highlight - Buildings which have consumed more than over 50% electricity / gas 

For the period 1 August 2022 to 30 September 2022, RGU has consumed 2,635,488 kWhs of electricity & gas which has produced 529.7 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

This represents a 10.4% decrease in comparison to previous academic year 2021/22 at 2,941,422 kWhs. 

 
 

Paper Consumption

The consumption of paper is a substantial emitter of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, paper-based products require trees for production, this is unfortunate as trees absorb GHG emissions. To avert  rising global temperature, we must greatly reduce our consumption of paper to maintain our planet’s existing tree population. We can greatly reduce our consumption of paper by utilising our existing digital technology for example viewing documents on screens, sending emails, taking digital notes etc.

For the year 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2022, RGU has consumed 6.3 tonnes of paper which has destroyed the equivalent of 126 trees. It is estimated that a standard pine tree, with 45ft of the usable trunk and a diameter of eight inches, will produce around 10,000 sheets of paper.

The table below presents each building's paper consumption from 1 August 2021 to 31 July 2022.

Building A3
(Sheets)
A4
(Sheets)
Weight
(kg)
Trees Destroyed (45ft Height)
Garthdee House & Annexe 500 50,000 255 5
National Subsea Centre 5,000 25,000 175 4
Ishbel Gordon Building 0 250,000 1,250 25
Sir Ian Wood Building 25,000 410,000 2,300 46
Central Services Building 4,000 104,500 563 11
Aberdeen Business School 0 200,000 1,000 20
Gray's School of Art & Annexe 28,000 82,500 693 14
Gatehouse TBC TBC TBC TBC
RGU Sport 0 15,000 75 2
ICRGU 0 0 0 0
Energy Transition Institute 0 0 0 0
Total     6,314 126

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