UK university can reduce CO2 emissions by 4% with shorter winter semesters

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the UK, reporting in the journal iScience on December 8, found that shifting learning weeks to the summer term and extending the winter vacation period can reduce the university’s yearly CO2 emissions by more than 4%. the team looked at heat and energy usage for the University of Edinburgh. starting a new semester on the second week of September, followed by a 12-week winter learning semester and a 5-week winter holiday, they could reduce CO2 emissions by 167 tonnes, 4.2% of the university’s total.

— source cell.com/iscience, sciencedaily.com | Dec 8, 2021

[this works on cold countries. we need the opposite.]

Nullius in verba


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