BFH reconducts energy-saving measures

Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH is committed to the sustainable use of energy, regardless of electricity shortages.

State: 01.12.2023

BFH has been concerned with the careful use of energy for some time now. It is therefore conducting research on alternative forms of energy and on the optimisation of energy storage. BFH is thereby making a fundamental contribution to sustainable change in the energy sector.

BFH saves energy

BFH implements cost-saving measures regardless of the threat of an energy shortage.


Indoor heating temperatures must be set as follows:

  • to 20 degrees in classrooms, lecture rooms and halls, auditoriums, offices, libraries, lounge areas, changing rooms and showers,
  • to 17 degrees in multi-purpose halls, sports halls and gymnasiums,
  • to 13 degrees in empty or rarely used rooms,
  • to 7 degrees in storage premises.

Further energy-saving measures

  • During lessons, briefly ventilate classrooms (intermittent full ventilation, no tilted windows). The following principle applies: if you open a window, you must also close it. Lecturers are responsible for closing the windows in the classrooms.
  • Windows and shutters must be closed at night and on weekends.
  • Lighting in corridors, classrooms and offices shall be turned off when there is sufficient daylight. 
  • No hot water shall be used in the lavatories when washing hands.
  • Refrain from using private heating appliances. We ask you to use electrical appliances responsibly. For instance, you may want to initiate a community fridge.
  • Electronic devices should be unplugged when not in use, especially at night and over the weekend.
  • Whenever possible, the use of elevators should be avoided.

Everyone can continue making an important contribution by turning off lights in rooms that are not in use or appliances that do not need to be in use, and by unplugging idle power units.


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