Hillhead Energy Championship

AberGreen challanges you to unite as a halls block up at HillHead and compete to be the most energy efficent community of the year, for a chance to win a grand prize! 

 

How it works

1)      Sign up to take part by completing a 5 min survey

2)      Attend an Energy Awareness Workshop for extra hints and tips

3)      Start saving electricity at home and in your halls

4)      Encourage friends and the rest of your flat to start saving*

5)      Check the HillHead Energy Championship leader board to see where your block is at!

6)      Be within the running to win the overall Halls Championship Grand Prize!

 

Learn - Grow - Have Fun!

*Become an Energy Champion, benefit from a range of free trainings to boost your skills and employability, meet new people and represent your halls of residence!            

Recognition available for tasks with a high level of involvement such as:

-          Regulary energy walk abouts (audits) in your block

-          Reporting on findings

-          Planning projects & meeting with Halls Energy Co-ordinator on a regular basis

-          Assisting at energy awareness workshops

-          Raising the profile of the competition and leader board at halls

-          … And much more!

 

To apply to become a volunteer, or for more info on our upcoming events, don’t hesitate to get in touch:
abergreen@abdn.ac.uk

01224 274297

 **Interactive leader board and statistics display coming soon**

 

 

The reality that perils our age is that traditional models of producing, consuming and discarding are obsolete and no longer fit for purpose.

This is especially true in our use of resources such as energy and water. Many of these sources are finite and cannot be replaced easily.  With the world population expected to grow by an additional billion by 2030, resource supply won’t match that the same rate.

 

Individual. Responsible. Actionable. Steps.

 

This competition asks us to think about and evaluate our own behaviours in regards to surplus or waste energy. By changing our attitudes and taking the small steps to limit individual waste we can have a profound impact on solving our climate issues.

It all starts at home. With You!

 

Positive Actions for you to consider

  • Put a jumper on or snuggle up with one of our free hot water bottles instead of turning the heating up or using an electric heater
  • Make sure your radiators are not obstructed by furniture or curtains
  • Close your curtains at dusk to keep heat energy in and open curtains at dawn to let sunlight heat up the room
  • Use energy saving light bulbs
  • Use timers to control when your heating is on and switch it off if the temperature reaches the comfortable 19-21 °C
  • Don’t leave fridge door open and defrost fridges and freezers regularly
  • Turn electronics such as TVs and laptops off properly when you’re not using them, don’t just leave them on standby
  • Turn off all the lights when you leave a room
  • Only boil the amount of water you need when you use a kettle
  • When you’re charging your phone, unplug it as soon as it is fully charged
  • Learn how to use the timers on your boiler to control when your heating comes on
  • Wash clothes at 30°C instead of 60°C if possible and only wash full loads (washing clothes at 40°C rather than 60°C can reduce carbon emissions by a third)
  • Don’t use a tumble dryer, hang clothes up to dry indoors away from radiators or in your garden
  • Let leftover food cool down before putting it in the fridge and make sure the fridge door is closed properly
  • Use pans which are the same size as your cooker rings
  • Always put lids on saucepans