Environment News - 23 March 2011
Energy Manager of the Year nomination
The Environment Team are proud to congratulate Acting Energy Manager Chrispal Anand for his recent successes. Not only has Chrispal been awarded Chartered status of the Energy Institute, but he has also been shortlisted for Energy Manager of the Year Award at the prestigious Environment and Energy Awards.
Chrispal has completely overhauled energy management over the last three years through securing automated metering at all the University’s non-residential buildings for gas, electric and water. He developed the Carbon Management Plan, along with a comprehensive strategy and targets for carbon-reduction, and has been instrumental in the University being awarded a £1 Million ‘Salix/HEFCE’ Revolving Green Fund and a £40,000 grant towards the cost of a biomass boiler for the refurbishment of the Percy Gee building.
Chrispal has demonstrated fantastic commitment to improving the University’s energy performance since his recruitment and tirelessly reminds us to ‘switch off’. He also pursued the Carbon Trust Standard, which was achieved in May 2010 on the basis of a 7.2% relative reduction in carbon over the previous three years. A great start to our carbon reduction commitment.
Fingers crossed he’ll win but it’s a huge achievement to have come this far.
Alternative travel options
As fuel prices soar we would like to highlight some alternative travel options that could save you time, money and even your waistline.
Lower your costs
- Join our dedicated Car Share database and find someone to share your journey (and petrol and parking costs) with. No matches yet? Perhaps someone who lives further passes close by? The more people that register, the more chances of finding a match and you don’t have to work regular hours or want to share every day.
- Bus and rail discounts are available for staff, with new ones being introduced all the time so keep checking the travel webpages.
- If you’re nervous about walking or cycling on your own then our Travel Buddy scheme can help you find someone to keep you company
Find the best route
- Not sure the best way to get here? Transport Direct offer a great journey planning site:
New schemes and facilities are being added all the time so check our website www.le.ac.uk/travelplan regularly for updates.
First Bus passengers can now get up to 20% off a 4 weekly ticket through our Corporate Scheme. See our webpages for details.