Look what happened on @SustainableDMU Twitter account last week! We started approaching the issue of energy use, and in particular of electricity in DMU’s buildings. In addition, we tried to explain the links between our actions and the energy consumption that they cause.
We also had a very interesting conversation about the efficiency of the kettle and the constant hot boiler tap for making tea and coffee. We tried to explain it theoretically, but then one of our Twitter friends suggested to run an experiment using one week the Hot tap and the week later the Kettle. So we organised the competition that is going to start next week in the IESD department. Follow the #kettleVShotTap hashtag on Twitter for updates.
There also was an issue with lights left on in the Queens Building, that looks like they were only lighting some bricks… One of our friends pointed that out to the attention of SustainableDMU [that is, the sustainability team @DMU]. In this way the problem was reported to the DMU estate. The idea of opening a Twitter account is precisely to encourage a discussion about environmental issues at DMU; so if you notice anything you don’t know if it’s functioning in the right way, it is the perfect place to do it. In parallel with the traditional channels of course.
These the main topics of last week. I am waiting for you next week where we will be talking about the heating and air conditioning issue. Hope to hear from you! Have a good Sunday evening!