Carbon Management Plan
Committed to making efficient and environmentally responsible use of energy, the university has developed a Carbon Management Plan looking ahead to 2020. We are continually investigating and undertaking projects across the estate to improve energy efficiency. Our principal carbon reduction target is to reduce annual Scope 1* and 2** CO2 emissions by 30% by the end of 2019/20 academic year, compared to a 2005/6 emissions baseline of 7947 tonnes of CO2.
- Reduction of CO2 emissions in 2018/2019
- Invested in excess of £2.4m on carbon management projects and initiatives since 2008
- BREEAM ‘Very Good’ Certification for our academic buildings (Creative Hub, Learning Hub, Senate) and Student Union
- Sustainable Travel
- Heat from Biomass
We continue to work with our supply chain to reduce scope 3*** emissions through the implementation of our sustainability requirements in our procurement process, waste strategy, and travel plan.
*Scope 1 – from direct on-campus combustion of fossil fuels e.g. from gas and oil combustion for heat.
**Scope 2 – Indirect emissions e.g. from the production of grid electricity.
***Scope 3 – indirect emissions from transport, waste, water consumption and procurement.
Our new £330 million campus.
- Designed to adapt to 21st century teaching.
- Full range of integrated learning environments.
- 24/7 library and learning zone.
- Low environmental impact.