Carbon Trust - Gloucestershire College case study

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Public Sector Carbon Management – Further Education

Gloucestershire College is a successful college of further and higher education in the UK, teaching 15,000 full and part time students across three main sites in Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Royal Forest of Dean.

As the largest college in Gloucestershire it is also a major employer, with 1,300 staff. For several years Gloucestershire College had been working to reduce its usage of electricity and gas. Initially the prime driver was increasing energy prices, which cost the college approximately £500k each year. Recently however, there has been increased awareness of the environmental implications of the college’s activities with staff and students keen to address this issue.

Participating in the 2011 Public Sector Carbon Management Programme Gloucestershire College was supported through the process of embedding carbon management into their organisation and the development of a comprehensive carbon management plan which is designed to achieve ambitious five-year carbon reduction targets.

Read more about how Carbon Trust supported Gloucestershire College.