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CASE 9 LOWER THE SASH CAMPAIGN Implementing behavioural campaigns is a relatively easy way to achieve energy savings in laboratories. Key activities include engaging local green ambassadors, producing campaign materials, and possibly hiring students.

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In the 2009 Green Action campaign, one key action for the green ambassadors was to encourage their colleagues to pull down the sash when not using the fume hood. An analysis of the campaign showed that   26% of the fume hoods were left fully or partially open before the campaign, while only 8% of the fume hoods were left open after the campaign . The entire campaign, of which the sticker initiative was one aspect, saved the university an estimated 2.7 million kWh per year or approximately USD 800,000 per year. The total campaign cost was around USD 100,000. Continually addressing energy awareness and behaviour is vital if results are to be sustained and further developed, and this is also one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy consumption.

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Read more about the behaviour campaigns at UCPH: www.groengerning.ku.dk/info-eng

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