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Net Zero Campus

Campus Consumption & Emissions

As part of its efforts to significantly reduce RGU’s emissions from energy, the university monitors its consumption of electricity gas and paper across all of the buildings it manages.

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

Energy Consumption

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

May 2022

Electricity

Building Kilowatt-hour
Aberdeen Business School 114,876
Boat House 136
Central Services Building 12,122^
East Lodge 147
Ishbel Gordon Building 103,423
Gatehouse 3,735
Gray's School of Art & Annexe 35,944^
Kaim Cottage & Garage 1,491
Kaim House 2,782^
RGU SPORT 79,212
ICRGU Ground floor 1,059^^
ICRGU 1st Floor 1,333^
Sir Ian Wood Building 330,346
Garthdee House Annexe & ETI 29,550^
National Subsea 7,281^
West Lodge 196^^
Round Tower 1,576^
Square Tower 2,087^^
Ramsay Gardens 2,330^
Crathie Student Village 7,418^
Woolmanhill 1-9 4,634
Woolmanhill 100-109 4,659^^
Woolmanhill 10-19 3,768^
Woolmanhill 20-29 4,204^
Woolmanhill 30-39 2,860
Woolmanhill 40-49 1,868
Woolmanhill 50-59 2,536^
Woolmanhill 60-69 3,591
Woolmanhill 70-79 3,982
Woolmanhill 80-89 5,238^
Woolmanhill 90-99 4,412
Woolmanhill Main Store 49

Gas

Building Kilowatt-hour
Aberdeen Business School 82,195
Central Services Building 8,506
East Lodge & ETI 2,353
Ishbel Gordon Building 152,422
Gatehouse 4,627
Garthdee House & Annexe 105,712
Gray's School of Art & Annexe 124,068
Gray's Catering Operation 33
RGU SPORT 128,008^^
Sir Ian Wood Building 295,744
National Subsea 6,437^^
West Lodge 203
Round Tower 11,879^^
Square Tower 7,957^^
Ramsay Gardens 8,632^
Crathie Student Village 4,243
Woolmanhill 1-109  185,019

^ (light red highlight) - Buildings which have consumed more electricity / gas 

^^ (dark red highlight) - Buildings which have consumed more than over 40% electricity / gas 

For the period 1 August 2021 to 31 May 2022, RGU has consumed 22,520,948 kWhs of electricity & gas which has produced 4510 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.

This represents a 10% decrease in comparison to the same dates for the previous academic year (20/21) at 25,158,190 kWhs. 

 

Paper Consumption

Consumption of paper is our largest producer of emissions currently, exceeding other known emissions such as electricity and gas. Consider going digital (viewing documents on screens, taking digital notes etc.) instead of using paper.

Details of each building's paper consumption from 1 August 2021 to 30 April 2022:

Building A3
(Sheets)
A4
(Sheets)
Weight
(kg)
Carbon Dioxide
(tonnes)
Garthdee House & Annexe 500 50,000 255 234
National Subsea Centre 5,000 25,000 175 161
Ishbel Gordon Building 0 250,000 1,250 1,149
Sir Ian Wood Building 25,000 410,000 2,300 2,115
Central Services Building 4,000 59,500 338 310
Aberdeen Business School 0 200,000 1,000 919
Gray's School of Art & Annexe 8,000 50,000 330 303
Gatehouse ? ?    
RGU Sport ? ?    
ICRGU ? ?    
Energy Transition Institute ? ?    
Total     5,648 5,192

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