Two leading carbon reduction projects at The University of Nottingham

Carbon Reduction Manager Martin Oakes shares some insights into two prominent carbon reduction projects at The University of Nottingham. Medical School cooling system Over the last 2 years we have installed 3 new efficiency cooling units for the Medical school.  This provides chilled water to meet around 75% of the buildings cooling requirements. The chillers are …

The S-Lab Laboratory Design and Services Conference at The University of Nottingham

Director of Sustainability Andy Nolan talks about the upcoming S-Lab conference hosted in the new GSK Carbon Neutral Lab at Jubilee. We’re really pleased to be hosting the forthcoming S-Lab conference here in Nottingham on September 21st. The event is part of the launch of our new GSK Carbon-Neutral Sustainable Chemistry Laboratory, which we hope …

£1.35 million project to deliver 1,150 tonnes of carbon due to go live

Carbon Reduction Manager, Martin Oakes, talks about the latest carbon reduction project that will deliver significant carbon savings. The main boiler house at Sutton Bonington which used to house a waste incinerator now houses two combined heat and power (CHP) units which will produce heat and electricity for use at the campus. This £1.35m project will deliver around …

ISCN Day 3 – Global Student Engagement in Paris, in Hong Kong and globally

The global challenge of climate change needs a global response and their is a special opportunity and role for universities to respond. With fast approaching 200 million students in global HE they are a key community of the global population that is, currently, unable to effectively engaged in a process of climate negotiation. IARU found …

ISCN Conference Day 2: Corporate/University Engagement

What are the skills that business needs in its workforce? How can universities ensure their graduates are equipped with those skills to enable business to be more sustainable? Research underway by the ISCN shows that whilst universities are providing well for the corporate sustainability roles there is significant room for improvement in how a wider …

International Sustainable Campus Network Conference 2015 (Day 2)

Regional Perspectives on Global Change Andy Nolan continues his coverage of the ISCN conference: John Robinson, Assoc Provost, Sustainability, University of British Columbia opened the morning’s dialogue session with a positive challenge to delegate, showing how, as a sizeable organisation with single ownership, a public mandate and an those around teaching and research, there is no …

International Sustainable Campus Network Conference 2015

The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) recently held it’s 9th annual conference at The University of Hong Kong. The theme of the conference was “Expanding the Dialogue: Sustainability in a Connected World”. The conference brought together experts and practitioners from across the globe for cross-cutting communication and connection between higher education, business, government and civil …

University of Nottingham in the Final for Green Gowns 2015 with 4 Initiatives

On 7th July the shortlisted entries for the prestigious Green Gown Awards were announced and it was really pleasing to see 4 projects from The University of Nottingham there. Even more pleasing was the fact that the 4 projects came from such a wide-range of initiatives – with submissions from The Faculty of Engineering, The …

Highlights from EU Sustainable Energy Week 2015

Anneke Love, Marketing and Web Officer in Business Engagement and Innovation Services, shares some of the highlights of the University’s EUSEW events. Over 200 people attended a number of Energy Days hosted by The University of Nottingham this June, which contributed towards the success of EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2015. EUSEW, an initiative of the European Commission, was set …

BREEAM- what is it all about?

Walking around the University’s UK campuses, you can hardly fail to see the current building work and the creation of new facilities. The team that is responsible for the effective delivery of these building projects is the Development Team, based within the Estates Office. The Development Team ensure that any new development meets all necessary …