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London Metropolitan University has been implementing a programme of carbon management over the last six years which has led to the University meeting and exceeding its carbon reduction target of 50% by 2020 four years early. This was achieved by improving the way we work, optimising existing systems, policy alignment, investing to save and engaging with our stakeholders.
The initial reason for implementing the work was the requirement from HEFCE for Universities to have a Carbon Management Plan in place with targets set to ensure the sector made a 43% reduction by 2020. However, through implementing the plan, carbon reduction has become embedded in the culture of the University and is now a consideration in everything we do.
There are three things which have made us successful – the way we look at the energy efficiency business case, behaviour change and most importantly team work.
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CO2t savings over the life cycle of the project: 3,507 over 6 years.
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