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In many departments there are further examples of how energy is saved at TU Dortmund University. We are expanding the collection during the course of the winter semester. Please feel free to send your contribution to: energie.sparentu-dortmundde.


Library: Opening hours shortened

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The University Library is shortening its hours beginning 15 October: The Central Library will close at 10 p.m. instead of 1 a.m. The Emil Figge Library will remain closed on Saturdays.

17°C in sports halls

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Due to physical activity, the room temperature in the sports halls can be reduced to 17°C. The exception is the gymnastics room, as courses of the relaxation program also take place there.

Ultra-low temperature freezers: -70°C

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Ultra-low temperature freezers typically preserve biological samples at -80°C. To do so, they require as much electricity as a four-person household. The Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering is now raising the temperature by 10°C in a pilot model. This allows energy savings of more than 20%. Contact: marco.arastu-dortmundde

Shutting down computers

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Computers use unnecessary electricity if they are not shut down after use. The Department of Statistics saves energy by automatically shutting down running computers in student workrooms every evening. Contact: nachhaltigkeitstatistik.tu-dortmundde

Efficient cooling of servers

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In the ITMC Data Center, servers can be cooled up to 30% more efficiently than in conventional server rooms. Here, cold air is delivered directly to the devices without mixing with the room or exhaust air. The Faculty of Mathematics has already moved its servers there, and more may follow. Contact: service.itmctu-dortmundde

Virtual machines

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Servers consume a lot of energy, partly because they cannot simply be switched off when idle. Virtualization allows hardware to be shared so that utilization and energy efficiency are improved. The ISF has already virtualized its machines and shares the infrastructure of the ITMC. Imitators are welcome! Contact: service.itmctu-dortmundde

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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