The purchase of a real-time energy management system called Eniscope in August 2013 enabled Dundee and Angus College to identify any hidden energy leaks and effectively monitor electrical consumption. All reductions in electricity usage and CO² output were communicated to staff and students via digital campus signage and workplace/classroom presentations.
Increasing awareness of the impact of energy saving amongst staff and students was also considered necessary in order to significantly reduce the College’s carbon footprint. A number of campaigns were devised and promoted to encourage staff and students to be more environmentally aware and avoid unnecessary energy wastage.
The installation of the Eniscope system, and associated awareness raising initiatives, has been a resounding success for the College. A basic electrical consumption decrease of over 350,000kwhs has resulted in both a significant cash saving and a carbon footprint reduction. Positive environmental awareness is also now considerably higher amongst staff and students.
1 The initial financial investment in the Eniscope software system was worthwhile and has resulted in significant long-term benefits
2 Everyone in an organisation has an important role to play in contributing towards environmental sustainability
3 Increasing environmental awareness is crucial in generating substantial reductions in the College’s carbon footprint as well as generating significant energy savings.