Home is where the heart is
Introducing the Big Switch and the Student Switch Off Energy Competition. The hall that saves the most energy will win a huge prize each semester.
For thousands of students, University life is the first time they live away from their parents and relatives. This poses new problems and opportunities, with students becoming more aware of what comes into a flat – like electricity, water, food and so on – and what goes out – bills and waste.
For staff, the rising cost of energy can also be a source of worry. Also, staff are more likely to own their homes and so are often in a better position to implement more ambitious infrastructural changes to make their homes even more warm and lower carbon.
We understand how much of a difference our homes can make to the environment*, and how much of a role they’ll play in the Scottish Government’s commitment to reduce total carbon emissions by 42% by 2020.
There’s a lot we can do before we step outside our homes! Our projects take this into account and aim to make student and staff homes more sustainable in a practical and fun way.
Live in Pollock? The Big Switch aims to cut the carbon footprint of Pollock residents through the Student Switch Off energy saving competition and lots of other hands-on practical activities!
Live outside Pollock in a home that you rent/own or live in University-managed flats?
The Big Green Makeover can help you save energy and money off your bills through workshops and one-to-one advice at an Energy Saving Advice Clinic or Home Visit.