Everybody loves cups of tea (or, if you prefer, coffee). Boiling the kettle to make those cups of caffeinated goodness takes energy, something which we’re constantly trying to use less of. Which is why when I discovered some of the University’s energy data I knew what had to be done.

You can now take a look at the electricity consumption of various University buildings expressed as how many cups of tea you could make with the same amount of energy. There’s even a pretty graph which shows how energy use fluctuates over the last 24 hours.

Open data is good – it lets us throw things like this together in a matter of minutes rather than hours.