Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the world and universities and colleges have a major role to play in tackling it through research, learning and teaching, knowledge transfer, the student experience, community engagement and business interface. Low carbon, 21st century campuses, delivered through effective utilities management are the foundation upon which institutions will realise this crucial role as global leaders in sustainable development. The built environment in which our researchers, educators and students engage with the social responsibility and sustainability agendas should reflect the ambitions of an institution and contribute to the aims and objectives of a Sustainable Development Strategy.
If you would like to connect with other EAUC members interested in utilities, join the EAUC's Energy & Water Community of Practice. This group is for EAUC members only. Find out more.
EAUC-Scotland's Energy Management Topic Support Network (TSN) is open to all, providing an opportunity for those working in or with the further and higher education sector to share ideas and questions and to get together to hear from particular speakers or discuss topics of interest. Find out more about the TSNs here.
Hot on the heels of their campaign to tag investments in carbon reduction on campus, the University’s sustainability team launched an infographic highlighting the...
A film designed to raise awareness of the negative impacts of industrial biofuels and bioenergy on biodiversity, human rights, food sovereignty and climate change.
This example is an infographic from University of Leicester and is the Environment Team's Sustainability Scorecard for 2013/14
This event was a combined Energy Management Topic Support Network (am) and an APUC Utilities User Intelligence Group Meeting (pm), taking place on the 17th February 2015....
EAUC Member responses to a question about experiences in dealing with unmetered gas supply
University of London present their 2014 Annual Sustainability Report
This case study focuses on Managing Facilities and Estates following research in 2014 into the way the FE sector in Wales is embracing the concept of sustainable development
Year on year DEFRA carbon conversion factors
The 2014 Green Gown Awards Winners’ Brochure which explores the journeys all these institutions have taken.
The qualification criteria and requirements of ESOS are not entirely straightforward and many organisations will need to take substantive steps in order to comply.
Over December 2014 the EAUC created a series of resources to inspire and keep sustainability at the forefront of everyone’s minds during the festive season.
An ESOS Memorandum from TEC addressing the uncertainty in the sector with the deadline of 31 December 2015 looming. TEC sought independent legal advice from McDermott, Will...
Like staff engagement, there are some key ways to engage with students at Christmas to achieve many of your sustainability objectives.
Legal update for EAUC Members (Dec 2014) which includes EU cuts emissions, Single Use Carrier Bags Charge in Scotland, Defra consultation and much more.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Royal Conservatoire of Scotland manage their waste and energy to ensure their facilities are excellent for staff and students.
South West Energy Centre is a unique multi award winning facility providing advice, guidance and training to industry and consumers in all matters relating to the Low Carbon Sector
On 19th November 2014 Canterbury Christ Church University hosted a public debate on Fracking, which was funded by the Futures Initiative
SmartSpaces is a unique approach to displaying complex utility consumption data in a way which is fun, engaging and simple to understand.
Designed to tackle poor energy efficiency in student housing, the project offers students a range of interventions and incentives to help them to develop appropriate energy...
The aim of the project was simply to produce less waste and use less energy in order to improve the ecological footprint of the College.