Environmental Objectives

The environmental objectives 2014 – 2018 are to:

  • Implement key objective action points of the University Biodiversity Plan.

  • Reduce the University’s energy consumption by 38% by 2020, based on its 2007/08 baseline.

  • Aim for the highest practicable BREEAM rating for all new construction projects and ensure that a minimum of 10% of the value of materials used on construction projects over £1m is derived from recycled and re-used sources.

  • Embed the principles of sustainable procurement within the University to ensure that the University meets its sustainable procurement duty.

  • Promote the minimisation of waste and provide an infrastructure for re-use and recycling to achieve a 30% reduction in overall waste generated by the University and 90% recycling of waste by 2018.

  • Promote the responsible use of water on campus through better monitoring of water usage patterns and targeted campaigns to reduce water consumption in identified areas of high usage.

Endorsed by the Safety, Health and Environment Committee May 2014

Full details can be read here.

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