Since 2011, Freie Universität Berlin has been committed to comprehensive climate protection measures. In May 2011, Freie Universität was the first university in Berlin to conclude a climate protection agreement with the state of Berlin. This stipulates that the university will reduce its CO2 emissions and energy consumption by a further ten percent, in comparison to 2010, by 2015.
In addition to the consequential continuation of technical-constructional optimisations, and the university’s internal energy saver incentive scheme, the climate protection agreement emphasizes the fundamental importance of implementing the Green IT action programme, already agreed in 2010, and the development of a university-wide online energy monitoring system.
The agreement was signed by both the president and chancellor of the university, Peter-André Alt and Peter Lange, and, representing the state of Berlin, Katrin Lompscher, the Senator for Health, Environment and Consumer Protection.