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Forschungszentrum Jülich - Annual Report 2012

Sustainable Campus Forschungszentrum Jülich | Annual Report 201226 Our Responsibility: The Sustainable Campus Forschungszentrum Jülich believes in sustainable development – not only as a subject of research, but also in its everyday work. Its goals are: • researching sustainably, i.e. using resources efficiently, • research for a sustainable society, i.e. working on topics for the future, taking into account our social responsibility, and • research that will prove sustainable, i.e. addressing topics with continuity. € 932,000 in this measure alone. If 51% of electricity can be saved, this will reduce CO2 emissions by about 146 tonnes per year; • The bike-friendly campus with cycle lanes, bike stands, and the bicycle gate, which is now open all day and enables cyclists to take the short route to the town of Jülich. As of May 2012, the Visitor Service also offers bike tours under the motto ‘Energy & Climate’ for visitors to Forschungs- zentrum Jülich; • The new building for the JuLab Schools Laboratory. It has been equipped with modern smart meters for the consumption of electric ener- gy. All the measured data are record- ed electronically. The aim of the pilot and demonstration project is the dai- ly calculation of the carbon footprint of groups working in individual rooms. The educational objective is to pro- T his will bring about changes in the different fields of work and the direct surroundings of each employee, whose active support will make Forschungszentrum Jülich an attractive and forward-looking place for sustainable research. Initial progress can already be seen on campus, including: • Energy-efficient new buildings hous- ing offices and laboratories, some of which have replaced old building stock. The PET centre, new labs, offices, and infrastructure build- ings, and an extension for the Ernst Ruska-Centre are all examples of the new way of construction on campus; • An increase in energy efficiency, for example with a modernized district heating network and a changeover of street lighting on campus to energy- saving LED lamps. Forschungs- zentrum Jülich is investing a total of mote sustainable thinking at an early age; • The online discussion forum ‘Sustain- able Campus Arena’. It invites all em- ployees of Forschungszentrum Jülich to discuss sustainable developments on campus and in research. They can contribute their ideas and put forward suggestions. The forum provides an opportunity for employees to become engaged in lively discussions on top- ics such as mobility or energy-effi- cient work in offices and laboratories. The Sustainable Campus staff unit head- ed by Dr. Peter Burauel was established in July 2012 to bring together all topics on campus related to sustainability. Its task is to support the institutes and infra- structure divisions in implementing a step-by-step transformation process that will make the campus more economical- ly, ecologically and socially sustainable. Marco Braun (right) and Christoph Krahe in the heating plant of Forschungszentrum Jülich. They are responsi- ble for energy controlling and analysing the heat balances of different types of building on campus.