Energy-saving measures at the CAU

Dear members of the University,

As previously announced, the specifications for measures to save energy at the CAU are starting to take form. Due to the current political situation, they are necessary in order to ensure Germany’s supply of gas and to comply with the associated specifications by the Federal Government, as well as due to rising prices in the energy sector. This is why the University Board has adopted a set of instructions concerning the first measures to save energy for heat and electricity.

These measures, which will come into force at the CAU as from 1 October, correspond with level 1 of a step-by-step plan which has been prepared by the university. They aim to achieve the nationwide target of saving 20% of the energy used and, at the same time, secure ongoing university operations with on-site, face-to-face teaching.  

The only way to ensure that we all have enough energy over the coming months is through the active participation by everyone at the university. This is why we are appealing to you all to be sensitive and considerate with your energy requirements, even beyond the scope of these instructions. Every item that is switched off instead of being left on standby counts!

You can find the details of the instructions as well as an overview of the step-by-step plan on the CAU’s website here: We hope that the next levels will not be necessary and ask for your cooperation with implementing level 1 together. Later levels will enter into force if the Federal or State Governments issue relevant specifications.

Level 1 measures (excerpt):

  • Campus-wide temperature reduction to 19°C
  • Offers to work from home should be used where possible
  • Events that have not yet been planned in great detail should be rescheduled for the warmer season, if possible
  • Face-to-face teaching and the library opening times will not be restricted.

All of the level 1 measures together with additional information can be found here.
Please inform yourself of the applicable instructions.

Facility Management at the CAU can also provide support and advice to university members about implementing the measures to save energy. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at:

Last but by no means least, we would like to pass on our thanks to everyone involved in preparing the upcoming energy-saving measures, as well as all those CAU members who are actively helping to achieve the target of saving 20% of the energy we use.

Thank you very much for your help!

Prof. Simone Fulda, President
Dr Uwe Pfründer, Head of Facility Management