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 over £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 plan 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.

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 University's power stations

 The University generates its own energy in a number of ways.


The governance behind the University's Sustainability agenda.

What you can do

What you can do to reduce energy usage.