University recognised for reducing carbon emissions

By kellythelwellNovember 1, 2017

Staffordshire University is among the top 10 universities recognised for reducing carbon emissions in the University Carbon League Tables.

From 2005 to 2016 Staffordshire University’s total carbon emissions fell by 48% and it is the 6th best performing university in the University Carbon Report.

Energy Manager Phil Patrick said: “Since commencing our Carbon Management Plan in 2010, Staffordshire University has invested heavily in energy saving technology to help us achieve carbon reduction targets.”

Improvements include transformer upgrades, lighting technology and control replacements, computer power down management, Building Management Systems, cavity wall and loft insulation, draft proofing and solar photovoltaic electricity.

The University has also taken part in the National Union of Students’ energy saving campaign Student Switch-Off.

“These actions have resulted in an overall reduction in CO2 emissions of 46% since 2010, surpassing our original target of 43%, two years ahead of schedule. This is a tremendous effort and reflects the University’s green credentials.” Phil explained.

The University Carbon Report, published by sustainability consultancy Brite Green.