The aim of this guide is to provide colleges and other Further Education (FE) institutions with specific guidance on embedding sustainability into every aspect of your organisation, with inspiring examples of what others are already doing.
The Guide will provide a starting point, inspiration and signposts to places of more information if you wish to delve deeper. It can also be used by those already on the sustainability journey, as a way of reviewing where you are going, and where you may look next.
This guide is supported by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES).
The Guide is structured around the categories outlined in the Sustainability Leadership Scorecard. Each section is designed to be a starting point, a quick read to introduce you to the area, covering:
Before reading each section, take a moment to pause and reflect on the following questions. Capture your ideas on paper before you start reading the section.
Then as you read through the Guide, think about how to make your ideas a reality. What would it take? Who else has done something similar or gone some way towards it already?
A job description and person specification for Dumfries and Galloway College's Research & Development Technician
The project comprised design and build of an insulated aluminium rainscreen and window replacement to the seven storey Tamar Building.
This case study demonstrates how d+b facades insulated aluminium overcladding and replacement windows to two two-storey buildings with projecting bays to the upper floor.
This case study describes how d+b facades insulated aluminium rainscreen overcladding, single ply overlay roof and replacement windows to two interconnected multi-storey...
This case study describes how d+b facades comprised the design and build of an insulated aluminium rainscreen and replacement windows.
A case study of the work d+b facades carried out on Blackpool & The Fylde College to repair, restraint and stabilise existing external buildings.
The case study describes how d+b facades designed and built insulated aluminium rainscreens, window replacement and insulated roofing at Bedford College.
A case study of when the College asked EMSc to demonstrate why the Powerstar voltage optimisation should be chosen to help improve their energy efficiency.
When Motherwell College came to specify the flooring for its new £70 million Ravenscraig building it turned to Building Design Partnership to create a stunning sustainable scheme
GreenCow GreenCow is a world-class, innovative facility designed to support world-leading research programmes to combat climate change. It measures GHG emissions in ruminants...
Since its formation in 2009, Walsall Adult and Community College (WACC) has embedded sustainability into Leadership and Governance, Estates, Teaching and Learning and...
Derbyshire Eco Centre is the county hub for education for sustainable development (ESD). It is at the heart of Derbyshire County Council's (DCC's) drive to combat...
The Food Hub at Broomfield Hall is a project which has been developed to encourage local people to buy local food, and to get involved in producing their own food.
A demonstration of ‘stakeholder engagement’ illustrating how South Thames College is forging alliances with low carbon community organisations, trades unions and...
Lewisham College Trade Union Studies Department and the construction union UCATT were founding members of the Green Skills Partnership for London (GSPL).
The results of a EAUC CaSPr State of the Campus Survey which was sent to those responsible for Estates Management Statistics (EMS) and eMandate returns in each University and...
The guide is designed to provide an overall strategy for water conservation through various stages of planning and using a building within colleges.
The guide is designed to provide an overall strategy to include energy efficiency through various stages of planning and using a building.
Job description for a Health, Safety and Sustainable Development Manager at Bridgend College, covering a range of responsibilities, including environmental and sustainability tasks
South Lanarkshire College’s low-energy house is a practical project...