Heating systems turned down to night-time temperature settings during extended period around Christmas recess. Want to help out too?

(20-12-2021) We're lowering CO2 emissions by turning down heating systems to night-time temperature settings at low occupancy-locations for an extended period during Christmas recess. Check out the locations here. Help out by turning down the radiator valves!

How to turn down a thermostatic radiator valve

Normally, your workplace will see little to no occupancy in winter time, especially during Christmas recess. To avoid unnecessary energy usage, it's important that you set individual thermostatic radiator valves to a lower setting. But how do you go about doing this?

  • Turn down the thermostatic radiator valve to position 2.
  • On average, position 2 translates to a temperature of about 16°C. This is sufficient to significantly lower the energy usage of a building.
  • Notice that it is not necessary to turn the radiator valve all the way down to '*' (frost setting).
  • The principal is similar with other types of thermostatic radiator valves.

Heating system buildings on night-time temperature settings

To further avoid unnecessary energy usage, the Department of Infrastructure and Facility Management together with the deans have decided that a number of Ghent University buildings will switch to night-time temperature settings for an extended period of time around Christmas recess: Wednesday evening 22 December up to and including Wednesday evening 5 January.

The following buildings will be set to night-time temperature settings

Region

FI

Building

Address

Post code

City

03

05.02

Sint-Hubertus

Sint-Hubertusstraat 18

9000

Ghent

03

05.02

Sint-Hubertus

Sint-Hubertusstraat 8

9000

Ghent

03

05.03

Blandijn

Blandijnberg 2

9000

Ghent

02

06.03

Voldersstraat 9

Voldersstraat 9

9000

Ghent

02

06.12

Zijvleugel Links

Universiteitstraat 8

9000

Ghent

02

06.13

Zijvleugel Rechts

Universiteitstraat 8

9000

Ghent

02

06.14

Paddenhoek 5

Paddenhoek 5

9000

Ghent

02

06.18

Emile Braunschool

Voldersstraat 3

9000

Ghent

02

06.22

Paddenhoek 1-3

Paddenhoek 1-3

9000

Ghent

02

06.25

Oude Griffie

Voldersstraat 5

9000

Ghent

14

11.01

Lichamelijke Opvoeding

Watersportlaan 2

9000

Ghent

14

11.02

Dunant 1

Henri Dunantlaan 1

9000

Ghent

19

12.01

Mercator A

Abdisstraat 1

9000

Ghent

19

12.02

Mercator B

Groot-Brittanniëlaan 45

9000

Ghent

03

14.02

Veyrac

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 136

9000

Ghent

03

15.04

Sint-Pietersplein 5

Sint-Pietersplein 5

9000

Ghent

03

15.05

Sint-Pietersplein 6

Sint-Pietersplein 6

9000

Ghent

03

15.06

Sint-Pietersplein 7

Sint-Pietersplein 7

9000

Ghent

03

15.10

Hoveniersberg

Tweekerkenstraat2/Hoveniersberg

9000

Ghent

03

27.11

T3 - Technicum blok 3

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41

9000

Ghent

03

27.12

T1 - Technicum blok 1

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41

9000

Ghent

03

27.14

Rectoraat 2

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 25

9000

Ghent

03

27.21

Ufo

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 33-35

9000

Ghent

06

36.08

N8

Proeftuinstraat 86

9000

Ghent

01

37.01

Het Pand

Onderbergen 1

9000

Ghent

08

40.09

S9

Krijgslaan 281

9000

Ghent

08

40.25

S25 - Classrooom - Offices

Galglaan 4

9000

Ghent

Be aware that these buildings will not be publically accessible during this period and you will therefore need your staff badge in case you need access. EXCEPTION: 05.03 Blandijn will be open on 23/12 and 24/12.

Looking for alternative workplaces?

In case there are no workplaces available in buildings adjacent to the ones at which the heating is turned down during this period, a number of co-working spaces have been made available to affected employees in Rectoraat 1 (FI 27.13) in the following conference rooms:

  • Conference room 0.3 Recto Verso 3 on the ground floor
  • Conference room 1.1 on the 1st floor
  • Conference room 3.2 on the 3rd floor
  • Conference room Management Comittee on the 3rd floor
  • Conference room Het Kabinet on the 4th floor