Carbon Trust Standard
The Carbon Trust Standard is a mark of excellence that was awarded to the University of Leicester between 2009 and 2011 to recognise our measuring, managing and reducing our carbon emissions.
What we did to achieve the Standard?
- Measured our carbon footprint over three years
We managed our carbon by:
- participating in the Higher Education Carbon Management Programme in 2007 and developing a Strategy and Implementation Plan, which aimed to reduce 20% of the University’s carbon footprint by 2012
- signing up to the national 10:10 campaign, which aimed to achieve a carbon reduction of 10% by 2010
- committing to a 60% carbon emissions reduction target by 2020
- winning £1 Million for energy efficiency work through a 'Revolving Green Fund' (Salix)
engaging staff and students in environmental campaigns and events (Green Impact, Little Green Week, Big Switch Off and Big Green Week)
- installing better energy metering facilities in all non-residential buildings
- we reduced our carbon footprint by 7.2%
What did achieving the Standard mean for us?
The Standard is an independent confirmation that the University has genuinely reduced its carbon footprint and recognises the hard work the University put into its carbon saving initiatives.