Department of Estates

Energy, sustainability and the environment

The University takes its environmental responsibilities seriously and is determined to reduce the impact of its activities.

We are a major user of energy and water with an annual spend of around £5m. We therefore have a responsibility to reduce our emissions and our contribution to climate change.

We have some challenging carbon targets as a University and have a five-year strategy to achieve these.


Waste and recycling

What waste the University recycles and disposes of.

Annual sustainability reports

The University publishes annual sustainability reports on its performance against its environmental targets.

Environmental policies

The environmental policies that the University adheres to.

Sustainable construction

The principles of sustainable construction that the University follows.

Carbon management

The University's carbon management plan for meeting its internal emissions reduction targets.


The governance behind the University's Sustainability agenda.

What departments can do

What steps departments can take to reduce energy usage.


Information about the many transport options for travelling to and from campus.