Energy Certificates and Carbon Management

Carbon Management Plan

The University developed its first Carbon Management Plan in 2007, which showed a clear commitment to embedding sustainability into all its activities - the latest version was approved in July 2105 and can be downloaded below.

The University has adopted the sector wide target to reduce carbon emissions from owned buildings and vehicles by 43% by 2020 against a 2005/06 baseline.

Since the launch of the original Plan in 2007, numerous energy efficiency projects have been implemented and as such a 7% reduction in emissions has been achieved.

These projects have been varied and include:

  • plant insulation.
  • adoption of low energy lighting.
  • improvements in heating controls.
  • BMS reviews and adjustments.
  • installation of a CHP plant and PV panels.
  • improvements to lighting controls.

The University complies with the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and has Display Energy Certificates, Advisory Reports and Technical Tables for all the necessary buildings. It uses this and other information, to continually identify future projects for reducing energy consumption.

View the latest Carbon Management Plan (PDF - 0.76 Mb)