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Compensation for the emission from aircraft of substances that affect the climate

Business-related air travel accounts for more than 90% of the total carbon dioxide emissions (approximately 3,700 tonnes per year) that business-related travel by LiU employees causes.

An internal carbon offsetting fund was established at LiU in 2011. The fund is financed through an additional fee of SEK 250 per tonne of carbon dioxide emitted from air travel paid for by the university. Departments and units can apply for grants from the fund for projects that lead to lower emissions from LiU operations of substances that affect the climate.

Grants from the carbon offsetting fund

Grants are awarded to projects that reduce energy consumption at LiU and/or that reduce the effect that our operations have on the climate. Grants have been awarded from the fund during the past five years. Money collected from carbon offsetting during 2015 was distributed in March 2016.

An expert group under the leadership of the university director evaluates applications for grants from the fund, and determines which should be awarded. The table below shows the grants that were awarded in March 2016.

Department/unit applying

Project

Money awarded

SEK

IMT

Electric bike

25,000[1]

UF/Properties Division

Återbruksprojekt

250,000[2]

TEMA

Illumination

32,400

UB

Reuse of furniture following renovation

15,000

UF/Properties Division

Reduction in cleaning agents

120,000

IBL

Reduced electricity consumption from maintenance of illumination (exchange)

100,000

UF/Properties Division

Exchange of light sources in Täppan and K6 from compact fluorescent lamps to LED

100,000

IEI/Campus Lidingö

Needs-driven regulation of indoor climate

50,000

IEI/Campus Valla/A Building

LED illumination without exchange of light fittings

100,000

ITN

Extension of Återbruket

See footnote 2

ITN

Energy-saving measures in Täppan clean room

56,000

Total

 

848,400

A decision has been made to grant SEK 200,000 to projects associated with Vallastaden. An invitation to apply for this money was distributed early in the spring of 2016.

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[1] A condition for this granting was that this bike be common for all employees at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

[2] A condition for this grant was that a certain amount be reserved for renovation costs during the initial phase, and that development of the reuse of instruments and other laboratory equipment take place. (See the application from ITN relating to the extension of Återbruket.)

 

 


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