The continuous growth of the world population has led to a huge increase in the global energy consumption, especially in urban areas, reducing the ability of natural ecosystems to regenerate and decompose wastes. Such situation is causing public health and environmental problems derived from pollution and poor waste disposal procedures, not to mention high economic and social costs.
As part of its social responsibility commitment, UANL implemented a policy of efficient energy use a few years ago to promote the responsible use of this resource and raise awareness among its community, which has also resulted in important cost and energy savings. Moreover, UANL has reduced the greenhouse gas emissions from its daily activities.
One of the many promoted actions is the technical guidance on efficient energy use at university facilities, making subtle changes that allow significant energy savings. For example, the recommended air conditioning temperature is 24ºC during summer and 20ºC during winter.