Green Gown Awards 2016 Sustainability Professional Award Ian Lane Highly Commended

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Ian Lane, Head of Sustainability - University of the Arts London

Ian’s single largest positive contribution has been to renew the institution’s confidence to realise its potential to be the most sustainable HEI in England.

Having successfully achieved excellence in carbon management (reaching our carbon reduction target of 22% in July of this year), Ian has encouraged University of the Arts London (UAL) to push the boundaries - we celebrate our BREEAM ‘outstanding’ building, awards for ethical procurement, accreditation to the ISO50001 standard for energy management and awareness of over 3,500 staff and students to are committed to sustainability.

Top 3 learnings

1 Stay with the trouble – however tempting it is to quit, stay with the issue long enough to capture the success

2 Make sustainability a reason to be happy – positive people deliver positive outcomes

3 Make it happen – commit to issue and generate action.

CO2t Savings: 2,503t 
Actual/Estimated: Actual
No. of yrs: 3

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