The university energy efficiency program is an integral part of its strategic development. It is crucially important since will allow both cut costs and develop a corporate culture of energy saving. Moreover, the university understands the harmful effects of climate changes and global warming and the energy and resource-efficient policy is a vital response to these new global challenges - explaining these important concepts to the new generations and developing new technologies.
Goals and tasks
The program goal is to create a mechanism of efficient use of energy resources, developed through organizational, legal, economic, scientific, and engineering means.
- Cutdown in spending
- Reduction of energy losses in engineering networks
- Improving the quality of operation of energy-consuming installations
- Increase the level of building thermal protection
- Development of a monitoring system of consumed energy and energy losses in engineering networks
Stage I - 2010-2013
- Energy-consuming survey
- Installation and upgrading of energy monitoring tools
- Identification of areas of further development based on the energy-consuming survey and data from the installed and upgraded energy monitoring tools
The first stage includes low-cost activities and high-performance projects with a short payback period of 1-3 years; training of specialists; adjustment of the energy saving program.
Stage 2 – 2014-2018
- Widespread implementation of the most efficient energy saving solutions
- Completion of the most capital-intensive actions, ensuring considerable increase in the efficiency and reliability of power supply systems
The second stage includes high-cost activities with a payback period of over 4 years; implementation of projects involving advanced energy-saving technologies and energy-efficient equipment; diversification of energy infrastructure; and developing prerequisites for the transition to alternative energy sources in the overall energy balance of the University.
- Creation and development of mechanisms for encouraging energy-saving behavior
- Development of motivation for energy-saving behavior among academic staff and students
- About 30% drop of specific energy consumption
- 20% drop of specific heat consumption
- Improvement of working conditions
reduction of environmental pollution