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.
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