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The members of TU Dortmund University are also called upon to save energy. With a few simple measures, a lot can be achieved together.


Turning down thermostats

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Please set the thermostats down so that a maximum of 19°C is reached in the office. Depending on the model, this is e.g. level 2.5. Before you switch to the home office, set the heating to 1.5. This way, your room will not cool down completely.

Warm clothes

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Don't forget to bring warm clothing in winter so you will not feel chilly at 19°C room temperature in winter. Avoid air drafts.

Shock ventilation

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In cold weather, please do not leave windows tilted open; instead, insert shock vents as needed. Report defective windows that do not close properly to the janitor team. At the Service Center of the Central Library, TU Dortmund University employees can borrow CO2 measuring devices during the service hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. that can be used to determine when a room should be ventilated.

Seal doors

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If hallways are left unheated in the winter, cold gaps can develop at leaking interior doors. Please report poorly closing doors to the janitor team. This way, it can be checked whether e.g. self-adhesive door brushes can provide a solution. 

No fan heaters

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Do not use fan heaters in winter. This is not only exceedingly expensive, but could also overload the power grid.

Turning off devices

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Please turn off devices when you no longer need them. Avoid standby operation.

Lights off

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Please turn off the lights when you leave the room.

Tea kitchens

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Also take advantage of the savings potential in the tea kitchens, for example by turning refrigerators off or down, descaling kettles and running the dishwasher in ecomode.

Step by step

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Take the stairs instead of riding the elevator. Not only will this save electricity, but you will also be doing something good for your health.

Measure power consumption

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Identify power guzzlers in your areas. The Sustainability Office, in cooperation with the University Library, lends electricity meters to employees of TU Dortmund University for this purpose. During service hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., you can borrow an electricity meter at the Central Library Service Center.

Measure temperature

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How do the thermostats in your office need to be set to reach 19°C? Measure it. At the Service Center of the Central Library, employees of TU Dortmund University can borrow thermometers during the service hours from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Power strips

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A power strip with a toggle switch can be used to unplug devices. The savings can be quite high enough to pay off the initial cost within a year. Do the math in the Service Portal.

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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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