University of Edinburgh Sustainable Campus Fund

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The Sustainable Campus Fund is an internal investment vehicle that finances energy efficiency and renewables projects on campus.

£4.75m will be invested over five years, in innovative projects that provide a sound financial return, carbon savings and the potential for scalability. £1.25m of projects were funded in the first two years, which yielded financial savings of £370,000/year and carbon savings of 1300tCO2e/year. Approved projects have an average ROI of 288% and a combined payback of 3.9 years. The strong financial performance of this innovative funding model has attracted the attention of other public sector institutions and support from funding bodies (10).

(10) University of Edinburgh (2016) Sustainable Campus Fund Business Case