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.
The Framework for Sustainable Lifestyles is a tool to support Defra and external organisations to develop effective approaches to influence behaviour
A University of Bradford led project stimulating strategic change & operational improvements by working with estates & other departments with energy/environmental...
Lucideon's Quick Guide to ISO 50001: The New Energy Management System Standard - a reporting guide and a video.
A short talk on the environmental values of urban green walls focusing on the animal biodiversity, air quality, building insulation (thermal, noise and light) and human well-being.
Love Food Hate Waste aims to raise awareness of the need to reduce food waste and help us take action. It shows that by doing some easy practical everyday things in the home we...
A number of websites that provide useful information on green ICT.
ICT (or e-Waste) at your institution, an EAUC Insight Guide, provides useful information on e-waste, covering a number of areas such as regulations, storing, recycling and...
UK National Ecosystem Assessment: Synthesis of the Key Findings is the first analysis of the UK natural environment in terms of the benefits it provides to society and...
Sustainable ICT in Further and Higher Education, a JISC report, provides useful information on good practice in environmentally sustainable ICT
ICT briefing by JISC for the senior management team in November 2011, elaborating on the ways available for institutions to use ICT to go green, employing a couple of case studies
Reducing Paper Use at Your Institution, an EAUC Insight Guide, provides guidance on reducing paper use and recycling waste paper, embracing other relevant aspects such as legal...
'How is it recycled?' is a series of videos produced by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and 'RecycleNow' providing useful information about...
A spreadsheet from the Furniture Reuse Network with average weights of furniture, household and larger appliances, useful in estimating the weight saved from sending to landfill.
EAUC Members responses about the management of paid car parks at institutions.
Responses from EAUC Members on Members' experience of monitoring the use of bicycle racks.
Benchmarks for target setting, a short guide developed by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), provides information on selecting suitable metrics and KPIs; project...
A completely free ‘Fleet Health Check’ is available from The Energy Saving Trust for organisations with more than 20 vehicles
A toolkit published by the Department for Transport (DfT) which provides a practical tool for users wishing to apply the latest behavioural insights in the transport context.
Sustainable ICT Procurement for Institutions, an EAUC Insight Guide, offers advice on selecting most sustainable ICT equipment for institutions, encompassing a range of topics...
View two Education for Sustainability (EFS) guides produced by Dr Alex Ryan and Professor Daniella Tilbury from the University of Gloucestershire.
A presentation on Environmental Co-ordinator Questionnaire results, providing a snapshot of the public sector Environmental Co-ordinator network system.
A toolkit to provide pathways that will lead us to a clean, safe and energy healthy 2050 developed by the DECC
'Community learning and action for sustainable living (CLASL): A guide to supporting communities in sustainable living', a report published by WWF-UK in 2008, draws on...
This resource consists of the weblink to the factsheets for EU Ecolabels.
The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is an alliance of companies, trade unions and voluntary organisations, working in partnership to improve the lives of poor and vulnerable...
Responsible supply chain management isn’t just a question of doing the right thing – it makes good business sense. This guide outlines key issues & details a...
Achieving Excellence in Construction Procurement Guide in 'Whole-life Costing and Cost Management', published by the Office of Government Commerce in 2007. Link to the...
The UK Government's Sustainable Procurement Action Plan produced by DEFRA in 2007. Incorporating the Government response to the report of the Sustainable Task Force. Part...
This links to asection of the BREEAM website includes case studies on buildings certified to the BREEAM standard.
GreenBookLive is a unique reference source and online listing of environmental products and services, including a list of BREEAM certified buildings and licensed BREEAM Assessors
BRE Global’s website for BREEAM, a design and assessment method for sustainable buildings.
This 2011 report, compiled by Ernst & Young, defines the changing meaning of sustainability for a Chief Financial Officer in any organisation, including universities and...
Three presentations delivered at the conference 'How to set up an Environmental Champion Network' held at the University of the West of England (UWE) in November 2011
A comprehensive presentation on how to understand, produce, plan and implement biodiversity whilst engaging key groups in the institution.
EAUC Member responses to a question about whether subsidising staff bus fares for bus services that service campuses count as benefit in kind.
Responses from EAUC Members on whether there a link between bus vs. car issues and student attendance at institutions.
EAUC Member responses to a request for information to help plan the introduction of bee hives on a city centre campus.
Responses from five EAUC Members about How has the environmental agenda been incorporated into degree courses
Here is a sample curriculum managers audit, which helped to embed the sustainable ideal in the curriculum during 2010/11 and could be customised to any specific institution.
This UCU energy inspection checklist is compiled from a combination of Carbon Trust and Prospect checklists and is designed to assess the energy use in your building via an...
A response from the University and College Union on meeting the low carbon skills challenge
Examples of how four institutions manage biodiversity on their campus.
Examples of carbon reduction strategies, plans and initiatives from a number of universities.
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...
This significant piece of activity was undertaken by Guild HE in late 2009/early 2010 alongside Universities UK and in discussion with HEFCE
In the 2008/09 academic year NUS Services ran two technical projects designed to find out how the equipment found in most students' unions could be managed most efficiently
A guide to Display Energy Certificates and advisory report for public buildings
Waste Online is a library of documents relating to sustainability, waste use and resource use. It provide information for people from all locations and of all levels of knowledge.
GreenBuild was a LGM project, mainly financed by the four UK funding bodies including HEFCE, and AUDE, with additional support from the Carbon Trust with two workstreams
This overview covers the main energy saving opportunities in lighting and presents low-cost measures without compromising working conditions.