I managed to meet the European Facilities Manager at the office. And I learnt how much the company pays in electricity.
Each building spend £15,000 a month in electricity only… And there are three buildings. Now I see my £70 per quarter in a different way. I find them almost attractive!
Hopefully this number will be as surprising to the students as it was to me.
The company energy consumption has been growing constantly and there is a real willingness to cut it down. Offices include computers and lights, but also the air conditioning. It seems that even if the heating is done via gas, just the circulation of the air through the buildings has a good share in the electricity bill.