News about environmental protection at the UP
Replacement of laboratory refrigerators with low energy efficiency
The replacement of 35 refrigerators in the laboratories of 6 different working groups at the Golm and Maulbeerallee campuses will be carried out soon. The future electricity savings will offset the negative eco-balance of the production of the new refrigerators within a short period of use.
Climate protection management at the UP
Two climate protection managers have been employed to implement the measures of the climate protection concept. Ms. Jana Meier will be responsible for the technical climate protection management, Ms. Angelika von Pressentin for the user-related climate protection management. The aim of their work will be the continuous reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and thus the possible climate neutrality in 2035.
Environmental commission funds theses
Within the fields in which the Environmental Commission is active, there are interesting issues that could be of interest for students' bachelor's or master's theses. These include, for example, the development of energy-efficient campus operations, measures to protect biodiversity, promotion of low-emission mobility, questions of the integrated climate protection concept or social-empirical studies on environmental behavior at the UP. Please also have a look at the current enviromental report.
If the Environmental Commission considers the question to be particularly relevant for the fields of action of the Environmental Report, support of up to 500€ can be provided for necessary material expenses (including measurement technology, required data bases, and travel expenses, if applicable).
If a bachelor or master thesis in this sense is planned in your field and you would like to apply for funding, please contact Daniel Bazant.
On our way to a climate-neutral university - The climate protection concept of the University of Potsdam
On 23.01.2020 the climate protection concept was officially presented by the company Arcadis and the chancellor of the university. We would like to thank for numerous attendance and constructive contributions to the discussion.
The report on the concept, the catalog of measures and the presentation slides of the event can be found under Climate Protection Concept > Development Process.
We look forward to implementing the concept in the coming years and, with your help, significantly reducing the university's greenhouse gas emissions. We continue to welcome suggestions from you via the form on these pages.
Remarks to save energy
Are you also annoyed by open windows in the middle of winter? Do you find yourself in completely overheated seminar rooms? Is the light on everywhere?
All these situations result in unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions. Also, the University of Potsdam pays a lot of money for heating and lighting. Money that is missing elsewhere when energy is wasted needles!
So: When leaving the room: close the window, set the heating to 2 and turn off the light!
You sav greenhouse gas emissions and the room temperature is much more pleasant for the next user. If there are any questions or problems, please use the HGP reporting form (see below) or email us at email@example.com.
Fault and damage reports
By carefulness of all members of the university (employees as well as students) an early report of recognizable defects can help to save a lot of resources (water, electricity, heating costs).
Any kind of technical malfunction (e.g. running water taps, doors/windows not closing,...) can be reported to the HGP service center: Tel. 0331-977-2010.
A reporting form is also available on the university intranet.