Green Gown Awards 2016 Carbon Reduction University of Liverpool - Highly Commended

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4C – Co-generation Carbon Climate Care

The University has built an energy centre with a combined heat and power (CHP) plant and introduced a range of energy saving measures. This included new CHP units installed within a listed building showcasing a magnificent heritage restoration project of a former coal fired boiler-house. This has been supported by the largest Salix loan nationally of over £6m.

Without these measures the University would have seen a 50% increase in its carbon emissions.

With these measures benefits have included: The carbon footprint per student has decreased by 15%; The energy intensity per m2 has decreased by 9%; Avoided 5,418 tCO2e through the generation of electricity; Avoided 14,000 tCO2e from generating heat; Met 100% of the Liverpool campus’ energy needs; Showcase renovation of a listed building; Creation of a “living laboratory”; Student, staff and public engagement; Improved campus security (external led lighting replacement) and Industry and Salix are utilising these as case studies.

Top 3 learnings

1 When working on a listed building, allow plenty of time for stakeholder engagement and a collaborative approach to arrive at a settled solution

2 Make sure project fits into the overall strategic plan. Forward planning is everything

3 The project has engaged the wider community including heritage tours, professional institution visits, and staff and student tours.  There is a need to make facilities and information for potential visits available or other publicly accessible material.

CO2t Savings: 19,922
Actual/Estimated: Estimated
No. of yrs: Annually

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