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 report on Mandatory Carbon Reporting including methodology, timescales and benefits.
You can put many measures in place to reduce energy use, but very few changes can be implemented, or the full benefits realised, without co-operation from users. Users need 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. 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.