Carbon reduction at University of Gloucestershire

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The University of Gloucestershire has adopted a steady, simple but long term approach to carbon reduction, focusing on ensuring that all decisions at all levels consider the sustainability implications, maximising the effectiveness of existing budgets by prioritising zero and low-cost efficiency measures.

The results of this approach have been impressive, giving annual financial savings of almost a quarter of a million pounds. Energy consumption has reduced by over four million kWh, with direct carbon emissions reduced by 25% against a 2005/06 baseline.

This is despite a 12% increase in student numbers, showing it is possible to decouple growth from rising emissions.