Reducing greenhouse gas emissions

  • Prioritise walking, cycling and longer journeys by public transport
  • If you have to travel by car, you can share your journey to make it more enjoyable and reduce costs and emissions.
  • By travelling by train instead of by plane for journeys of less than 1,000 km, the UB could avoid the emission of 328 tonnes CO2 per year.
  • If you have to travel, consider attending meetings or conferences via videoconference.
  • Remember to turn off your computer, lights and non-essential appliances at the end of the day.
  • In summer, if you open windows on different facades, you will create a natural circulation of air that will allow you to have excellent thermal comfort without needing air conditioners.
  • If you have the heating on in your home, do not open the windows. Ten minutes a day is enough to ventilate (in other spaces, follow the instructions established by the health authorities).
  • Remember to make good use of and maintenance of air conditioning equipment, refrigerators, fridges and freezers.
  • Are you clear about the temperature at which you should set the air conditioning units? In summer, it should not be lower than 26ºC. In winter, it should not exceed 21ºC.
  • We can considerably reduce the waste we generate by using reusable products.
  • Look for the nearest selective collection point in your centre to separate the waste fractions and recycle them correctly.
  • Remember to turn off the tap once you have finished washing your hands.
  • Report any water leaks, even if it is just a dripping tap.
  • If we use recycled paper instead of white paper, we can avoid emitting 1.6 kg CO2 per 500-sheet packet.
  • Paper has two sides! The other side of it can be used as an eraser.
  • Every time we don’t print, we save energy, water and other resources and reduce CO2 emissions.