Hot off the Press - HEFCE Quarterly Digest Autumn 2013

8th October 2013

HEFCE has just released the Autumn 2013 quarterly digest with topical information for managers and others in audit, estates, finance and administration in higher education institutions.

Here are a couple of tasters to whet your appetite:

"Sustainable Development Framework
HEFCE’s approach to promoting sustainability is described in a draft framework which
will be published shortly. Consultation events are being arranged on 9 and 30 January 2014. The programme will include presentations by students and sector bodies. Further
information and booking details will be varied available on the HEFCE web-site."

"Revolving Green Fund
The third round of the Revolving Green Fund (RGF3) has awarded £20 million to
support 10 large-scale projects and 36 energy-efficiency programmes. The large-scale projects include heat and power from biomass grown on campus (Cranfield University), the refurbishment of a 1960s building to Display Energy Certificate ‘A’ rating (University of Winchester) and a hydro-power scheme (University of Chester). The funding comes with a requirement to share the learning, and to help with this we have published a report which shows annual savings and payback periods. The small-scale projects have an average payback of 4.5 years. RGF3 projects will reduce CO2 emissions by around 20,000 tonnes, which is 2.5 per cent of the sector’s reduction target for 2020."

Find out more by downloading the complete digest below.

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