The 'Sustainable Stirling' Summit was part of the EAUC-Scotland Conference 2017 at the University of Stirling. This Summit included various presentations (see below) as well an Airthrey Loch Biodiversity Tour.
This presentation was given by Gavin Lee, Deputy Head of Policy & Planning, University of Stirling. It outlines the whole-campus approach the university is taking in its sustainability efforts, such as considering both health and wellbeing and environmental sustainability in the Stirling Project.
This presentation was given by Audrey-Clare Burns, Chief Executive, Lea Barbett, Environment and Ethics Officer (student), and Matt Woodthorpe, Environmental Projects Coordinator (staff), all from the Students' Union at the University of Stirling. It presents the journey of the University of Stirling's Students' Union towards sustainability. The work has been under development for a long period of time and has recently entered their students engagement project, The Green and Blue Space, in the Green Gown Awards, where they were shortlisted as a Finalist. Watch their video here.
This presentation was given by Guy Hickman, Head of Estates Development at the University of Stirling. It highlights how the new University of Stirling's residences came underway and the various different issues that had to be considered during the planning phase such as sustainability, summer flexibility and adaptability over time with the aim of achieving the BREAAM excellent standard.
This presentation was given by Lewis Matthews, Senior Maintenance Manager at the University of Stirling. It outlined how the University of Stirling developed a Carbon Management Plan with the carbon trust in order to reduce emissions. So far the new installation of a gas fired CHP has reduced carbon emissions by 2,882tCO2/year and costs (excluding maintenance) by £550,000/year, sitting at a 28% reduction on the 07/08 baseline. This project has also enabled the team to build relationships with other universities, students and local schools.
The tour was given by Jacqueline McKenna, Ground Maintenance Manager at the University of Stirling. Jacqueline took the delegates on a tour around the Airthrey Loch and explained how her team is managing the grounds, using the Campus Conservation Plan as a reference point.
EAUC-Scotland held their fourth conference on the 22nd February 2017 at the University of Stirling. Find all resources from the Conference using the tag EAUCS2017, and find out more about the event on the Conference webpages.