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Archive for September, 2022

Operation of Private Electric Heating Devices on Campus is Prohibited

September 30th, 2022 | by

The German government has issued an ordinance providing regulations and standards for the heating of public buildings and workplaces. In light of the ordinance, RWTH would like to point out that the operation of private electrical heating devices – regardless of whether they are privately or publicly financed – is generally prohibited. Exceptions are only permitted if agreed in advance with Department 10.0 – Facility Management as part of an approved heating strategy.

Electric heating devices need relatively high power input. The simultaneous use of electric heaters may result in overloading of the (RWTH) power grid. If used improperly, such devices also present a fire hazard, in particular due to overheating. This applies, in particular, to fan heaters.

Energy Saving Tips: Lighting

September 26th, 2022 | by

The current energy crisis presents all of us with major challenges. To contribute to addressing this situation, RWTH offers support in the upcoming winter, providing practical tips on how all RWTH members can make a contribution to reducing energy consumption. For example, you can save energy on lighting:

  • Turn on the lights only when necessary.
  • When you leave a room for an extended period of time, the lights should be turned off, both in your offices and in the hallways, stairwells and other rooms.

For further tips and information, please visit the RWTH website at: Energy Saving Tips

Impact of the Federal Energy Conservation Ordinance on University Operations

September 13th, 2022 | by

As a result of the Russian attack on Ukraine, Germany is, unfortunately, finding itself in a tight gas supply situation. A challenge such as this can only be mastered if we all come together and do our part in the coming months.

The German government has adopted a package of measures to help significantly reduce energy consumption in Germany in the short term. This will also help implement the European Union’s energy-saving targets. The public sector, including RWTH Aachen University, is expected to lead by example.

The Federal Energy Conservation Ordinance stipulates the following mandatory regulations for university operations: Read the rest of this entry »