Carbon Saver Standard
The University has been awarded the highly acclaimed Carbon Saver Gold Standard for commitments to carbon reduction.
After being audited by the Carbon Saver accreditation body the University has been given a score of 92% and honoured with a 5- star rating. This is an immense achievement which will strengthen our position in the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) league table.
Some of the ways in which the University is already working towards cutting carbon are:
- The implementation of various energy efficiency projects funded via our increased £1.4m HEFCE/Salix Revolving Green Funds
- The installation of biomass boilers in the Percy Gee building and Central Research Facility during 2010/11
- The installation of an Automated Metering and Targeting (AM&T) system throughout the whole estate
- The implementation of BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) ‘Excellent’ accreditation for all major new build projects
Recent results have also shown that carbon emissions from the University’s boiler system have reduced 11.6% from 2011 through the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS). The Carbon Saver standard recognises all of the work which is being done at the University towards implementing initiatives, making savings and achieving reductions to fulfil our legal requirements.
Prior to being awarded the Carbon Saver standard the University was awarded the Carbon Trust standard in 2010. Find out more about our Carbon Trust certification.