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University of Salford Blackout tonight

Mar 10, 2017

As part of our efforts to highlight and reduce our energy usage‚ we will be running a major audit and switch-off event across the University tonight.

Please can all staff help by turning off any non-essential equipment (i.e. computers, monitors, lights and chargers). Teams of volunteers will be around from 5pm to see what non-essential equipment and lights have been left on, as well as turning off selected equipement. Afterwards, we will compare energy usage during the ‘Blackout’ with energy usage on a comparable weekend. 

We encourage you to take the time to switch-off unnecessary equipment tonight and, going forwards, build this into your daily routine. Please note the exercise will not encompass MediaCity, Cockcroft, Clifford Whitworth or the Sports Centre. 

If you have any further questions about the Blackout exercise you can email Neva Mowl at