Carbon Management

We aim to deliver a 27% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 from a 2005 baseline. Our Carbon Management Plan details how this will be achieved

‌The university has a long-standing commitment to environmental issues, and our Governing Council takes an active interest in our drive to ensure that our activities are sustainable and recognise our broader responsibilities.

As a successful and growing university, we face the challenge that our Estate is constantly changing, both in size and in the age and style of buildings. We are therefore continually investigating new and emerging technologies with which to enhance the performance and appearance of the estate.

Our more recent environmental projects have included:-

 

Carbon Management Plan

Our Carbon Management Plan  CMP3 has now been approved by Governing Council and includes an update of the implementation plan and also the figures and reports now include the additional buildings. We have included additional metrics for analysing against floor area of our estate and also Full-Time Equivalent figures for staff and students (FTE).

Delivering a reduction in carbon emissions is one of the University's KPI's (Key Performance Indicators) and as such our progress is closely monitored by Governing Council.

The graphs below show our progress in terms of energy emissions and then electricity and gas emissions in tonnes of Carbon Dioxide against our targets.

Carbon Emissions from Electricity and Gas
Our Carbon Management Plan was implemented by a Core Team of representatives from departments and faculties across the University. Meeting quarterly, our team of lecturers, support staff and technicians discussed future actions, plans and suggestions and disseminated information through their own teams, offices and colleagues. This ensured that the carbon management message is spread as widely as possible. Core Team

Our Terms of Reference have now been agreed and ratified by the team.

The minutes from the quarterly meetings

The meeting of the 20th April 2016 was the last in the current format of the Carbon Management Plan Team. The University will, in the future, manage it's carbon responsibilities through ISO14001 and therefore an Environmental Steering Group (ESG) has been set up to lead and direct environmental improvement. This will be chaired by the Pro Vice Chancellor for Research Prof Nick Antonopoulos.

Presentation to the members present at the 20th April meeting.

Carbon Management Presentation