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 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 was spread as widely as possible.

Our Carbon Management Plan CMP3 includes an implementation programme of how the university will achieve it's stated targets. We have included additional metrics for analysing against floor area of our estate and also Full-Time Equivalent figures for staff and students (FTE).

Carbon Management updates

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

Minutes from the quarterly meetings

The meeting of the 20 April 2016 was the last in the format of the Carbon Management Plan Team.

The University now manages carbon responsibilities through BSI ISO14001, through the Environmental Compliance Group.