Between January and June 2022, electricity consumption has increased by 11.96% and water consumption by 28.57%, compared to the first half of 2021. Instead, gas consumption has decreased 0.03%. When interpreting this evolution, it should be borne in mind that the covid-19 pandemic had a major impact on activity in our buildings during the first months of 2021, with less attendance at the buildings by the university community. This year, with the gradual recovery of activity, consumption is being affected upwards.
Starting on September 2020 till November 2020, we published through our Twitter account a series of eco-tips on the carbon footprint of the University of Barcelona, with proposals to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. We think it is a good idea to summarize them in this post.