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A 43% reduction in carbon emissions was achieved since 2009/10. This has resulted in a cost saving of £1,513,250 and carbon savings of 5,771 tonnes. The carbon reduction is equivalent to nearly 12 million table journeys between the University’s Holloway and Aldgate Hubs. The capital cost of carbon reduction was £216/ tonne of carbon which was funded through capital from the University and accessing funds such as Salix and the Revolving Green Fund.
The initiative has led to many benefits, both financial and environmental, as well as benefits to staff, students, and the institution as a whole.
The Estates Department have ensured that students are involved in all projects to help develop their employment skills. Students have assisted in designing new windows, monitoring buildings before and after energy projects, arranging Green Week activities and designing maps to show drinking water and cycling facilities.
1 Without teamwork and communication we would not have been able to achieve what we have
2 Carbon reduction doesn’t just have to be back of house – it can have a real impact on the student experience
3 Make things fun – our e-mail electric post van and Tower Challenge of Terror got people talking about sustainability.
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