Energy situation this winter semester 2022/23

The topic of energy has been moving the media for weeks and everyone will feel the effects in the colder seasons. The Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin is an authority of the state of Berlin and its buildings are public, therefore the university is subject to the control of the state of Berlin. The state of Berlin has also asked the universities to make a contribution to the general security of energy supply by saving energy.

What the university community can do to save energy:

► Do not leave windows open all the time, but air them intermittently
► Only switch on as much light as is actually required for the work
► Do not connect any non-essential devices in the rooms and do not charge any private devices (such as e-bike batteries) at the HfM
► No operation of private radiant heaters or heating mats
► Wear appropriate clothing in cooler temperatures in the university buildings

There is potential for short-term energy savings at the university, especially in the areas of heat/heating, ventilation, electricity and hot water. A number of measures are set centrally.

In our buildings, the current specifications stipulate a room temperature of 19 degrees in the offices and classrooms, the corridors are not heated. The university does not have a modern, digital heating system with individual control in the individual rooms, so there can be big differences. The heating in the Marstall is controlled externally by the neighboring central and state library in Berlin, while the building on Charlottenstrasse is heated by the concert hall.

Each and every one of us is asked to pay attention to the energy consumption in our own room and to adjust the temperature control on the radiator directly.