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.
This presentation is from the “Challenging Connections” EAUC Annual Conference 2015, presented by IEMA and falls under the Estates and Operations Stream.
The EAUC Annual Conference 2015 programme in full!
This presentation is from the “Challenging Connections” EAUC Annual Conference 2015, presented by The University of Nottingham, HEFCE and University of Bradford.
This Exchange presentation is from the “Challenging Connections” EAUC Annual Conference 2015, presented by The Energy Consortium and falls under the Estates and...
This keynote presentation is from the “Challenging Connections” EAUC Annual Conference 2015, Further Education Summit and presented by Nigel Marsh, Global Head of...
This presentation is from the “Challenging Connections” EAUC Annual Conference 2015, Further Education Summit and presented by City College Plymouth.
This presentation is from the “Challenging Connections” EAUC Annual Conference 2015, presented by Energy Saving Trust and falls under the Estates and Operations Stream.
This presentation is from the “Challenging Connections” EAUC Annual Conference 2015, presented by University of Southampton and falls under the Estates and...
The aim of the proposed amendment was to embed in the Scottish Building Regulations a requirement for the sustainability labelling of new buildings.
We address the current sector hot topic - environmental management systems (EMS) with two separate events, giving you an opportunity to learn, network and implement.
Plymouth University present their 2014 Sustainability Report.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how South West College continues to grow with an ever-evolving sustainability movement across campuses in Cookstown, Dungannon, Enniskillen...
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Aberystwyth University is committed to driving forward sustainability across the whole University.
Legal update for EAUC Members (March 2015) which includes new recycling regulations, climate change reporting in Scotland, landfill tax and ISO 14001 progress.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how University of Sunderland is committed to integrating sustainability as a core value across all aspects of its business.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how the University of Nottingham uses sustainability as one of their guiding principles, to which it takes a holistic approach.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how University of Lincoln is making good progress in addressing its environmental impacts.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how University of Dundee has been rated number one in Scotland and in the UK Top 10 for the past 5 years.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Southampton Solent University is working ever harder to achieve the emission reduction targets set in its Carbon Management Plan.
These are the results of a quick carbon management survey sent to EAUC Members in February 2015 to get a snapshot of ' where we're at now' with carbon managment...
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.
The purchase of a real-time energy management system called Eniscope in August 2013 enabled Dundee and Angus College to identify any hidden energy leaks
Joel Cardinal is absolutely tireless, working ridiculous hours to be part of a vast range of environmental activities, from building projects to research to student societies to...
Industrial irons are frequently used by students for garment-making. They take around 15 minutes to reach useable heat and steam pressure so there is a temptation to leave them on
UEA is helping to build a demand-side power station, turning energy-intensive equipment across its campus into smart devices which can automatically adjust their energy demand
Unsustainable pressure on static infrastructure budgets from increasing energy costs threatened the direct science budget at the Hutchison/MRC Research Centre
Using HEFCE Revolving Green Funding, the University set out to show that there is life in 1960s building stock, of which there is much in the HE sector.
The aim of the Bodleian Libraries energy project was to reduce annual costs by at least £100,000 so they could continue to offer world class services to students and researchers
Bournemouth University’s Carbon Management Plan is a comprehensive programme of works aiming to meet the challenging 2015/16 target of a 30% reduction in absolute...
The implementation of the Lancaster University wind turbine project was difficult and controversial, but successfully completed in 2012.
“Catching the Carbon Culprits” is a holistic approach to preventing energy wastage. Heat was escaping through poor insulation and lights were being left on...
The implementation of legislation and processes in EU Member States allowing the use of operational energy use data as a route to compliance with various European Directives
The Winners' Brochure for the International Green Gown Awards 2014 which brings together the finalists and winners of these Awards which are growing globally.
A selection of guidance documents from the UCU on ESD and energy management
Low carbon developer and social enterprise, iPower, has launched the UK’s first funded fuel cell programme to help combat fuel poverty in Scotland thanks to a £1m...
A presentation by Melanie Hunt from the 13th Annual EAUC Conference 2009.
EAUC's Annual Report and summary from 2012 showing a year of work and achievement.
EAUC's Annual and Impact reports from 2013 showing a year of work and achievement.
Legal update for EAUC Members (March 2014) which includes waste regulations in Scotland, waste carrier registrations, phase 2 of the CRC, EDOC, COMAH and animal by-product...
Legal update for EAUC Members (June 2014) which includes carrier bag charges in Scotland, waste transfer notes, REACH, landfill taxes, CRC reporting window and more.
Legal update for EAUC Members (August 2014) which shines a much needed light on the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
Legal update for EAUC Members (May 2011) about the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme
Legal update for EAUC Members (September 2012) about the replacement of Business Link and Direct.gov
Association of University Directors of Estate's (AUDE) comprehensive annual report which details the impact of University estates and facilities across the UK (2014).
For over 40 years the University of East Anglia (UEA) has been at the forefront of climate change research. As might be expected from a university with a top-rated School of...
The University of Manchester used £2.2m funding from the HEFCE/Salix Revolving Green Fund (RGF) to implement energy efficient technologies. This is how they made improvements to...
A quarterly briefing paper which is submitted to AUDE members which ensures the voice of the EAUC and its Members are heard at this strategic level. September 2014 issue.
A quarterly briefing paper which is submitted to AUDE members which ensures the voice of the EAUC and its Members are heard at this strategic level. May 2014 issue.
St Andrews have created Little Green Guides, all printed on recycled paper (naturally), updated for 2014, and ready for distribution over Freshers’ Week!
Filter Trial Results improve air quality, reduce waste, energy consumption and CO2 emissions for Imperial College London – Delivering savings of over £50,000.
Muirhead Tower is a 16-storey building consisting of two tower blocks and a podium base. Completed in 1971, it houses the University of Birmingham College of Social Sciences,...
This handbook is designed to support the work of members who represent the union on environmental issues. It will help in the appointment of new reps and contribute to put...
HEFCE and Salix formed a partnership in 2008 and established a 50:50 investment of £20m. Today, there is approximately a client base of 55 clients
The Project Knowledge Slide area is home to a collection of more than 200 Project Knowledge Slides (PKS) from Recycling Fund and SEELS clients.
In total, Salix supports over 120 technologies work types. A full list of these can be found by clicking on the link below.
Carbon Credentials' experience of the EAUC Conference 2014 and their observations on energy strategies and carbon management plans for HE institutions across the UK.
Learn more about Carbon Credentials' workshop entitled 'Optimised Carbon Management'.
This thorough guide has been compiled to provide CRC participants with a detailed summary of the key information they need to comply with the current provisions of the CRC order.
An overview of what was presented at Carbon Credentials' Big Data and Sustainability workshop.
Global carpet tile manufacturer, Interface, worked with Middlesex University on the refurbishment of Fenella House, Hendon Campus, to provide sustainable and innovative flooring...
World's largest carpet tile manufacturer achieves 100% renewable energy, virtually zero water in manufacturing and zero waste to landfill at its European manufacturing...
A presentation from the EAUC annual conference 2014 on sustainable university retrofits: challenges, opportunities, user engagement and lessons learned.
This session will explain how DMU’s Green Gown winning Greenview and the Smartspaces projects were developed and the lessons learnt
A presentation from the 2014 Conference where the University of Cambridge is used a case study to provide guidance and best practice on how to set up and implement a Living Lab.
From the EAUC Annual Conference 2014 at Nottingham Trent University - an interactive speciality workshop looking at displaying your sustainability data quickly and clearly by...
This session uses a case study in Worcester where a partnership approach is finding solutions to promote behaviour change as a core tactic to impact on energy consumption
This presentation summarizes the 25 minute 'exchange' session presented by Carbon Credentials on their recent Carbon Management Plan workshop.
A presentation from the EAUC annual conference 2014 from SITA UK, with guidance on planning your organisation's journey to a circular economy with regards to waste.
A video from Lucideon on 'the benefits of carbon reporting and independent verification'
A summary document from AUDE about the Shaping Agendas report, plus the report itself, which provides further information on the relevant issues to higher education estates.
Open to staff, students or external individuals, the EAUC Scotland Team proudly presented the second EAUC Scotland Conference in Glasgow on 20 February 2014.
Videos of the Furniture4reuse Store at the University of Manchester
A guide on reducing energy costs. There is an increasing demand for IT services in universities and colleges, one area of cost that can and should be tackled is the cost of...
It's very common for buildings to be lit up, heated and cooled even when there is nobody using them. This may be an obvious area to consider when reducing energy costs, but...
A guide for using videoconferencing and collaboration technology to reduce travel and carbon emissions. How the right technology can be a usable alternative to physical travel...
EcoBCoT is a strategic initiative that started in September 2012 and has made a huge impact in its first twelve months at Basingstoke College of Technology
A case study demonstrating the Carbon Trust and Colchester Borough Council's development of a Carbon Management Strategy which exceeded their target to reduce carbon...
View the Carbon Trust's range of case studies covering public sector bodies including universities and colleges.
The Rippleffect is a free online water efficiency tool which provides your organisation with a straightforward and structured approach to help you to: understand how much water...
WRAP provides online resource efficiency tools. The information you need to make savings for your business are quickly and easily available through WRAP. This includes case...
Legal update for EAUC Members (December 2013) which includes Site Waste Management Plans Regulations, Consultation on the CRC, Scotland prepares for new Waste Regulations,...