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.
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. November 2013 issue.
This CRC Bulletin from The Energy Consortium provides a summary of relevant documents available on the Environment Agency’s website and in which of the four sections they...
A case study of how Keele University asked Lucideon (formely CICS) to certify its Energy Management System to ISO 50001.
A case study with the Carbon Trust and Salford City College which demonstrates how they embedded carbon management into their organisation and developed a carbon management plan.
Legal update for EAUC Members (September 2013) which includes Climate Change Levy CHP, updates to guidance on Hazardous Waste Management, updated pollution prevention guidance,...
A case study with the Carbon Trust and Gloucestershire College demonstrating hoe they've been working to reduce its usage of electricity and gas.
A case study from the Carbon Trust and Sheffield Hallam University demonstrating the development and implementation of a University-wide strategic Carbon Management Plan.
Here is an explanation of The Carbon Trust's independent service to help public bodies understand the benefits of generating 'off-grid' energy.
Read more about how the Carbon Trust helped University of Cambridge make huge savings on costs and carbon.
The Revolving Green Fund provides recoverable grants to institutions for projects investing in energy-efficiency and low-carbon technologies to reduce their carbon emissions
CarbonBuzz is a tool that will help you close the gap between calculations and actual building performance.
A presentation by David Somervell, Sustainability Adviser The University of Edinburgh about Sustainable Estate Development.
EAUC Member responses about PassivHaus standards
A case study from Sussex Downs College where an online learning tool was developed (SustainIT) to minimise carbon footprint.
A case study from South Thames College about a project that supported the engagement of the College with sustainability organisations within the local community to promote...
A case study from South Staffordshire College about their project which extended carbon reduction/energy saving activities across all campuses.
The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) highlights the fact that education is central to UNEP’s mandate of “inspiring,...
Responses from EAUC Members providing insight on the comparative cost analysis of bottled water coolers/heaters compared to installing mains supplied coolers/heaters
AUDE has published an aide memoire to the preparation of an Estates Strategy for members.
Legal update for EAUC Members (June 2013) which includes new CRC order, red tape challenge, climate change levy, industrial emissions directive
A report which demonstrates the total carbon emissions from the EAUC Annual Conference 2013 including emissions from energy, water, waste, accommodation, and travel.
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.
A case study from a Green Gown Award winner about the Carbon Challenge scheme which has achieved significant savings to the university during its two years of operation.
Biodiversity is the one area that has often been left out of the spotlight in sustainability plans. The SEED project has changed this with the creation of a new, interactive...
A presentation with two case studies about how to influence energy saving behaviour without significant capital investment.
This short webinar discusses why energy management is becoming a necessity in this era of rising energy costs.
Schneider Electric has been awarded a £2 million contract to improve security at the University of West of England (UWE) in Bristol.
At the University of Sheffield, an innovative new approach to estate management has unlocked funding for a major £3.8 million investment programme that will deliver direct...
Dawn White, Environmental Officer, City University London emailed Members asking about advice about the merits of switching off versus leaving on in stand-by mode.
Late 2009, Engineers without Borders, a student engineering society in the University of Warwick, sought support from the university Estates Office for a 1kW wind turbine project.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how University of St Andrews embed sustainability, specifically data centres and energy management, into the 600 year old research intensive...
The University of Cumbria operates from several geographically dispersed sites, the main ones being 70 miles apart. Approximately 70% of our students attend placements as part...
A case study of how National University Ireland Galway asked Lucideon to certify its Energy Management System to ISO 50001.
Scotland’s universities and colleges have publicly declared their intention to address the challenges of climate change and reduce their carbon footprints by signing the...
Scotland's universities and colleges have publicly declared their intention to address the challenges of climate change and reduce their carbon footprints by signing the...
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...
CaSPr Energy content which builds on outcomes of discussions etc. from workshops and information given by institutions through a request for projects.
A range of case studies from CaSPr covering energy, construction, waste, EMS and strategy.
A two page document about oil and gas - one of the 14 key commodity/service areas chosen to cover the main areas of procurement relevant to poverty issues.
A range of CaSPRr case studies covering energy, construction, waste, EMS and strategy.
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.
Making biodiesel from waste vegetable oil is an increasingly popular way to reduce fuel bills and cut carbon emissions
Two new reports argue that many new buildings in universities and colleges could be ‘unfit for purpose’ in the fast changing, market driven and low carbon world of...
The winners' brochure from the 2010 Green Gown Awards.
In October 2010 Northern Ireland’s South Eastern Regional College (SERC) opened a brand new Environmental Skills Centre on its refurbished and extended Ards Campus.
The University of Edinburgh’s sustainability programme has achieved significant positive impact across the University and contributes to sector-wide improvements in...
Imperial College London is committed to provide a sustainable and operable estate, despite extensive refurbishment/new build and staff/student growth.
A university’s carbon brainprint of research, consultancy or teaching is an estimate of the change in carbon emissions from its known and predicted outcomes in practice.
The University of Hertfordshire has carried out a green ICT project to achieve a number of objectives associated with its data centres.
Commencing in April 2010, this survey gives an invaluable insight into the use of the NTU estate, recording the utilisation of over 300 rooms every hour.
Green Gown Awards 2011 - winners' brochure from the annual Awards, recognising excellence in sustainability within the further and higher education sector
The main aim of this water strategy is to establish procedures and recommended actions to enable Goldsmiths, University of London, to use, conserve and discharge water as...
Guidance on EPCs for rented dwellings has now been published and is available on the CLG website
In 2004 the European Commission published a handbook to give guidance to the Public Sector on procuring “green” products and services
James Gray Donald and David Selby, University of Plymouth, showcase the work and thinking of environmental educators concerned about the residual mechanism within their field
EAUC Member responses about sharing experience of installing a green wall on campus.
The Carbon Management Plan commits the College to a target of reducing CO2 by 25% by 2015 & underpins potential financial savings to the institution of £58553 per year by...
In this resource you can view and download the Environmental Aspects Register from Queen's University Belfast.
This paper compares the environmental impact of different ways of learning, i.e. travelling into college, learning at home.
Department of Communities and Local Government booklet with advice on producing a Display Energy Certificate which will be required for most large public buildings by 1 Oct 2008
The University Campus Milton Keynes' Waste Management Policy and Procedures.
The purpose of this paper is to test the validity of the curriculum auditing tool Sustainability Tool for Auditing University Curricula in Higher Education (STAUNCH).
Notes on DEFRA Workshop – 11th September 2007
This expert review was commissioned as part of Phase II of the Global Monitoring and Evaluation effort for The United Nations Decade in Education for Sustainable Development...
Plymouth College of Art has developed an information sharing resource; The Sustainability Information Teaching Exchange.
Here is the Environmental Management System Environmental Manual from Queen's University Belfast.
View guidance on the Energy Saving Trust's website on how selecting the best energy saving computing equipment can save you money.
Energy Performance Certificates in Scotland - A Guidance Note on Obligations for Universities & Colleges
Here is the Energy Management Policies at the University of Manchester, these can be replicated in other HE institutions.
Daniel Curtis, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, asked EAUC Educational Members' Network for their assistance about the status of energy information...
BioenergyWM website: provides an overview of bioenergy, a document library, regional case studies, upcoming events and links to further information.
Energy & Water Policy - Swansea Institute of Higher Education
A presentation from the 2011 Conference from Alan Brookes, The Energy Consortium, about the launch of The Renewable Generation.
A presentation about behaviour change in practice covering outputs, outcomes and future opportunities including degrees cooler, green impact and two case studies
In this EAUC Member Spotlight see why Loughborough College has been praised for ‘ticking every possible good agenda'.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Nottingham Trent University is an organisation making positive efforts to reduce the effect its activities have on the environment.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Macquarie University carry out their vision to be ecologically sound, socially just, and economically viable in all activities.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Queen Margaret University's innovative new campus showcases the benefits of sustainable development in Higher Education.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how University of Bradford's Ecoversity current and past achievements as well as future goals.
A presentation from the 2012 Conference which explores how staff within and between institutions can work together to deliver cost savings, as well as positive environmental and...
A set of presentations which show how institutions (HE and FE) have implemented and maintained their Carbon Management Plans and how to ensure targets are reached.
A presentation about encouraging behaviour change for carbon reduction including case studies from Cranfield University and Bedford College
A presentation from the EAUC Annual Conference 2012 on Scope 3 emissions including a case study from De Montfort University.
A video and presentation from Richard Jackson, Head of Environmental Sustainability, University College London about what the sector might learn from the Olympics.
In this EAUC Member Spotlight, see how Coleg Gwent has made a pledge to embed sustainable development as a core principle of the college.
Legal update for EAUC Members (April 2012) regarding the Feed-In Tariff Scheme.
Legal update for Members (March 2011) about the requirements for inspection of air conditioning uniits
An EAUC guide on the primary areas of impact and influence in relation to the contributing factors and intervention measures regarding climate change.
A guide about batteries which are becoming an increasingly common power source for a wide range of appliances for both domestic and institutional appliance use.
An EAUC Insight Guide on Display Energy Certificates, which came into effect on 1 October 2008.
To create an energy saving campaign, the University of Sunderland ran a competition for students and staff to design a series of promotional posters.
Christmas Switch off resources to remind staff to switch off over the holidays.
A presentation and links to reports from CIMA identifying their work on role of accountants in embedding sustainability.
A case study of Queen's University Belfast where a new data centre was installed and then assessed with a optimisation survey.
A short study about selected Korean Universities who are using solar energy experimentally for only a few buildings.
A HEEPI Report on the European Union Emission Trading Scheme, EU Environmental Performance of Buildings Directive and the proposed Carbon Reduction Commitment.
A presentation given to senior managers at the University of Southampton as part of the Carbon Management Programme run by the Carbon Trust.
This publication helps businesses and organisations establish their carbon impact and introduces some of the key issues faced in the calculation of a carbon footprint.
A report from Somerset College which saw them complete a first assessment of a wide range of environmental indicators.