The Sustainability Exchange is a key resource for those working on sustainability in Ireland, whether it is in higher or further education. Although it was originally funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), there is a wealth of information available on this portal in relation to Ireland. It is a place for colleagues in different institutions and organisations to share their sustainability experiences via an active news feed, events diary, best practice guides, tool kits, reports, research, webinars and videos.
The EAUC is committed to driving this innovative information portal forward - making it relevant to the specific challenges faced by staff at institutions wherever they are in the country.
These relationships are designed to put sustainability at the forefront of tertiary education in Ireland, and to provide institutions and their staff with the tools they need to achieve it. Although there are Irish specific resources available on the Sustainability Exchange, we want there to be many more. This is why we will continue to work hard to promote sustainability in tertiary education throughout Ireland and why we are increasing our Irish Partners and resources all the time.
This overview covers the main energy saving opportunities in lighting and presents low-cost measures without compromising working conditions.
This guide discusses; Strategic Overview, Contractual and Project Methodology, Financial Incentives, Renewable Power Technologies and Renewable Heat Technologies
Founded on a similar concept to HEA’s Change Academy programme, Green Academy's focus is developmental – specifically on ESD – and was run as a pilot for the 2011...
An update to the 2006 WRAP report "Environmental Benefits of Recycling".
Notes from the UCU Sustainability workshop looking at the problems and successes of implementing the sustainable paradigm.
The Government Buying Standards (formerly the Buy Sustainable - Quick Wins) have been designed to make it easier for government buyers to buy sustainably.
Article 5 of the EU Energy Service Directive applies to energy usage for all Higher Education institutions.
The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive came into force in January 2007 and aims to both reduce the amount of WEEE being produced and encourage everyone...
A link to find the full details of the EU single market, public procurement guidance.
The legislative package of public procurement Directives, approved in 2004 by the European Parliament and the EU's Council of Ministers.
Following a successful first year in 2011/12, Green Gauge, previously known as the Environmental Research Package, from NUS Services was again available in 2012/13.
DEFRA's web pages on biodiversity which includes information about protecting biodiversity and ecosystems at home and abroad
This Universities UK publication showcases the contribution of higher education institutions to this ‘greening’ agenda. Published 2008.
This technology overview introduces the main energy saving opportunities for motors and drives.
A Carbon Trust report on how non-domestic buildings can play a leading role in the UK's transition to a low carbon economy.
This guide introduces two types of carbon footprinting that affect businesses.
Practical advice: how to grow your business by improving green credentials. By making a business more sustainable, green growth can lead directly to business growth
Link to the HiPerBuild programme which takes forward HEEPI's decade long work on more sustainable buildings in universities and colleges.
A self assessment toolkit developed to promote consistent good-practice in Estates Management by enabling a good-practice standard
Information on AUDE's sub-group which works on sustainability and reporting to the Executive committee.
A review and guide to Education for sustainable development and holistic curriculum change, written bu Dr Alex Ryan.
The AUDE Toolkit for a Sustainable Estate consists of tools and guidance. It assists estates professionals make best use of the physical assets of their university.
A Royal Academy of Engineering initiative to encourage change in the engineering profession in the UK, so that it can makes a positive contribution to sustainability.
This guide is one of a series designed to help UCU members engage with their institution on the ‘green agenda’. This is an area that is extremely important and it is...
Green Impact empowers individuals and departments to reduce their environmental impact by encouraging, rewarding and celebrating practical environmental improvements
Most colleges and universities have some sort of data centre. Ever-increasing data storage and processing needs mean that the energy needed to run the computers and to deal with...
A session from 2011 Conference which attempts to answer this question to ensure we're all prepared!
Laura Wellington’s (City College Plymouth) presentation from the EAUC Annual Conference 2011 about how to make a cycle salary sacrifice scheme work and building partnerships
This guidance document addressing the challenges of implementing the Flexible Framework, offers a simple and straightforward action plan designed to help achieve Level 4
This case study shows the wide ranging benefits of introducing an EMS successfully, exemplified at Queen's University Belfast.