As the Studierendenwerk Paderborn, we are responsible for the social support of the approximately 25,000 students at the University of Paderborn as well as students on the double campus of the Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences and the KatHO. It is not only important to us to create favorable conditions for concentrated studies. We want to live up to our social responsibility by consciously shaping the values ​​on which we work. Not only socially, but also economically and ecologically.

As an operator of residential complexes and large catering facilities and the associated use of resources, we are comparable to a larger commercial company. Environmental pollution caused by operations should be kept as low as possible. All groups in the university landscape are involved in this – the students and our other guests such as the employees of the University of Paderborn, the Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences and the KatHO as well as us as a team from the Studierendenwerk Paderborn. The topics are energy saving and efficiency, waste reduction and social justice. In order not only to make individual one-off improvements, but also to ensure that environmental aspects are permanently taken into account in everyday operations, fundamental environmental protection structures have been created.

Concrete Measures

  • Replacement of the old gas heating systems in the Peter-Hille-Weg 11 and 13 residential complexes with combined heat and power plants
  • Replacement of standard lamps with LED lamps in the residential complexes and canteens
  • Conversion of the residential complexes in Paderborn to electricity from 100% hydropower
  • Use of photovoltaic systems on the roofs of the Vogeliusweg residential complex
  • Green roofs of the Mersinweg residential and guest park with an integrated administration building to protect the microclimate
  • Setting up a traffic light circuit to sort the lighting circuit in the dining room of the main cafeteria for optimal lighting, which is therefore reduced during operation depending on use
  • Use of fair trade and organic products as well as regionally and seasonally produced food
  • Refrain from using products that fundamentally contradict the idea of ​​sustainability
  • Serving out side dishes in the canteens in side dish bowls, where a normal portion or a fuller bowl can be selected as required
  • Introduction of a cup deposit for reusable cups and a price increase for paper cups
  • Retrofitting government valves on freely accessible radiators in residential complexes
  • Installation of motion detectors in the basement corridors and rooms of the residential complexes
  • Technical modification of the rescue door system in the residential complexes so that they are only used in emergencies and are not permanently open
  • Centralization of printers in administration and conversion to double-sided printing and recycled paper
  • Use of artificial intelligence in menu planning in the Paderborn canteens to avoid overproduction
  • Daily recording of food waste in order to derive measures to reduce it

Future measures

  • In the area of technical measures and work process-related measures, further points were identified in Paderborn and Hamm-Lippstadt: The building management routinely checks possible technical measures that can contribute to saving energy and protecting the environment.
  • In the future, all food should be given a CO₂ footprint in order to be able to derive measures to reduce it.

Charging Station at Mersinweg 4

We have provided an area for a charging station directly in the parking lot of our administration building.

Mersinweg 4
33100 Paderborn

The prices depend on which ChargeCard you have. With the E.ON ChargeCard you pay €5.95 per charging process. In addition, a basic fee of €4.95 per month is due. Individually agreed fees are charged for cards from other providers. A provider-dependent roaming fee is added for each charging process. If payment is made by credit card by scanning the QR code, the cost is €7.95 per loading process.

Billing methods

  • ChargeCard and/or E.ON Drive app
  • Direct payment via QR code by credit card