Our LOW CARBON CAMPUS JOURNEY – OUR KEY MILESTONES
Our campus was an early adopter of the low energy/carbon agenda, with our low carbon campus journey beginning in the early 1990s.
Although the need to reduce CO2 emissions primarily became a focus for the HE sector after 2005, running an efficient and low energy estate has been a long-standing goal of ours. The challenges of operating a 1960s estate with poor thermal performance led us to develop a series of highly thermally efficient buildings, both to counter the original building stock and to ensure the estate as a whole was cost effective to operate.
A major component of the next phase of the Energy and Carbon Reduction Programme (2020 to 2025) is likely to be the refurbishment of the 1960s campus buildings, with energy reduction in mind alongside improving environmental conditions.
The University, including the Estates Division Senior Management Team, is currently considering the future Estates Strategy.