Energy consumption

In the period 2002-2004 Newcastle University’s energy consumption per square metre of floorspace rose from 245 to 324 kWh/m2, an increase of 32%.

During the period 2002-03, the average energy consumption per square metre of Newcastle’s peer group of universities, the Russell Group, stayed at around 280-290 kWh/m2.

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Energy consumed

The large increase in Newcastle University’s energy use can be partially accounted for by an increase in student numbers. Full time student numbers rose by 9.2% from 2002-2004.

Energy costs

Energy costs increased from Ł6.91/m2 in 2002 to about Ł7.40/m2 in 2003 and 2004. The trend since 2004 and into the foreseeable future is for all energy costs to rise, to a large extent due to rises in global energy prices.

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Energy costs

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