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before rising energy pricesthe president of the University of Strasbourg, Michel Deneken, on Monday, September 19, described in detail the measures he wants to implement in the short, medium and long term.
For a short time, extend the closure of the premises and limit the temperature
In the first category, short-term, Mr. Deneken presents five actions, which include the fact that he will postpone the start of the heating at the latest and predict the date of its shutdown as much as possible, keeping the temperature at 19 degrees in on premises or turn off office equipment when not in use.
Another directive from the president: close the campus for two more weeks this winter.
Four extra days off for students
The first week of January will be a week of administrative closure, so there will be 4 extra days of vacation for students (holiday from the evening of Friday, December 16 to the morning of Monday, January 9), classes will not be provided, the beginning of the school year will then take place on Monday, January 9. The second week of construction closure will take place during the February school holidays depending on buildings and activities.
“During these periods when the premises are closed, few students will be present on campus and few courses will be provided, including remotely, and staff will – except in justified exceptional cases – carry out their activities from home through telecommuting,” he continues. Mrs. Deneken.
“Nevertheless, we will make sure that the library is open so that students can work and prepare for exams,” he adds.
In the long term, improve the energy efficiency of buildings
As for medium-term measures, the president promises to “work on four new charters: the responsible mobility charter, the responsible shopping charter, the responsible real estate charter and the responsible digital charter.”
Finally, in terms of long-term measures, “we absolutely want to improve the energy efficiency of our built university heritage”, writes Michel Deneken, before discounting the feasibility of the project: “This action requires a significant budget investment. The renovation of all our buildings is currently valued at 500 million euros, which is largely beyond the reach of the establishment. The financial mobilization of the state and local authorities will therefore be necessary in the long term”.
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