Energy saving at SLU

Last changed: 20 January 2023

As a public authority, SLU has been tasked by the Government to take any possible and suitable measures to reduce energy use. Gas and electricity prices are at record highs, which is placing a heavy strain on society. Everybody must contribute to reducing energy use.

Each month, the amount of electricity purchased must be reported to the Swedish Energy Agency until the end of March 2023. Measures being taken to reduce energy use must be reported continually. You can follow SLU’s reporting further down the page.

A group comprising the environmental manager (chair), head of real estate management, a project manager and the head of NJ Faculty Office have been tasked with leading and coordinating the work to reduce energy use at SLU, beyond the existing environmental objectives.

We are in dialogue with Akademiska Hus and those in our organisation who are in the best position to take action have been encouraged to take steps to reduce energy use. Conditions differ depending on the tasks at the organisation, the location and building. All steps taken, no matter how great or small, are to be reported continually to energibesparing@slu.se.

Monthly reporting

September

September 2022

Here you can find details about electricity use for all of SLU during September 2022, together with details of the production of electricity at SLU’s biogas facility in Lövsta outside of Uppsala for the same period.

  • Electricity use, September 2022: 1 608 098 kWh
  • Electricity produced, September 2022: 217 294 kWh

September 2018

All public authorities will use September 2018 as the reference point. This is where you can find details about electricity use for all of SLU, together with the production of electricity at SLU’s biogas facility in Lövsta outside of Uppsala.

  • Electricity use, September 2018: 1 706 006 kWh.
  • Electricity produced, September 2018: 185 964 kWh.

October

October 2022

Here you can find details about electricity use for all of SLU during October 2022, together with details of the production of electricity at SLU’s biogas facility in Lövsta outside of Uppsala for the same period.

  • Electricity use, October 2022: 1 756 019 kWh.
  • Electricity produced, October 2022: 280 000 kWh.

October 2018

September 2018 until March 2019 is the comparison period regarding electricity use in the reporting to the Swedish Energy Agency. This is where you can find details about electricity use for all of SLU, together with the production of electricity at SLU’s biogas facility in Lövsta outside of Uppsala.

  • Electricity use, October 2018: 1 886 149 kWh.
  • Electricity produced, October 2018: 249 200 kWh.

November

November 2022

Here you can find details about electricity use for all of SLU during November 2022, together with details of the production of electricity at SLU’s biogas facility in Lövsta outside of Uppsala for the same period.

  • Electricity use, November 2022: 1 963 075 kWh.
  • Electricity produced, November 2022: 318 000 kWh.

November 2018

September 2018 until March 2019 is the comparison period regarding electricity use in the reporting to the Swedish Energy Agency. This is where you can find details about electricity use for all of SLU, together with the production of electricity at SLU’s biogas facility in Lövsta outside of Uppsala.

  • Electricity use, November 2018: 1 886 149 kWh.
  • Electricity produced, November 2018: 249 200 kWh.

December

December 2022

Here you can find details about electricity use for all of SLU during December 2022, together with details of the production of electricity at SLU’s biogas facility in Lövsta outside of Uppsala for the same period.

  • Electricity use, December 2022: 2 097 029 kWh.
  • Electricity produced, December 2022: 320 600 kWh.

December 2018

December 2018 until March 2019 is the comparison period regarding electricity use in the reporting to the Swedish Energy Agency. This is where you can find details about electricity use for all of SLU, together with the production of electricity at SLU’s biogas facility in Lövsta outside of Uppsala.

  • Electricity use, December 2018: 2 000 736 kWh.
  • Electricity produced, December 2018: 255 100 kWh.

Do your bit

Little things make a difference, and everyone at SLU can do their bit. Every kWh counts. Remember to:

  • switch off any appliances not being used (e.g., HPLC units, fume hoods, shakers, environmental chambers),
  • close windows and doors, this is especially important when you go home. The ventilation system is calibrated based on closed rooms,
  • turn off the lights when you leave a room and when you go home,
  • make sure all electronic items are fully switched off – do not use the standby mode as this wastes energy,
  • disconnect chargers from the mains when they are not being used, they still use electricity even when not connected to a device,
  • check your power-saving settings on your computer and adjust them based on your needs,
  • defrost freezers,
  • if possible, avoid using automatic door operators,
  • if possible, take the stairs instead of using the lift,
  • avoid unnecessary use of hot water.

More tips are available on the Swedish Energy Agency's website.


Contact

Send your questions, ideas and information about measures taken to the Environment Unit via energibesparing@slu.se.