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A brief overview of carbon management and the Green Impact project at De Montfort University.

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Green light

  1. 1. Sustainability & Green Impact @ DMUKarl LettenEnvironmental & Sustainability Officer
  2. 2. What is sustainability?Sustainability in a university? Social Issues The Workplace & Community • the way staff are employed, • Staff developed and rewarded • Equality, Diversity, inclusion • Effects of students on neighbours • Economic & cultural effect of DMU Business & Economy Environment The Marketplace Environmental activity • the relationship with students/customers • reduce waste, water, energy • How DMU is marketed • increase energy efficiency, • the way the University’s suppliers are • biodiversity, procurement treated • lower carbon emissions • Education for Sustainable Development
  3. 3. Environment• Waste, water, recycling, transport and energy• HEFCE - carbon emissions and climate change• Link funding to carbon emissions• Carbon management plans • Gas, vehicle and electricity use • Targets for 2020 • Publicly available• Staff and student engagement – Green Impact
  4. 4. Climate Change and Carbon• HEFCE focus on carbon emissions and climate change• Link capital funding to carbon emissions(CIF2)• Carbon management plans • Baseline of 2005 for scope 1 and 2 (gas, vehicle and electricity use) • Targets for 2020 • Costed projects to deliver carbon savings • Publicly available • Reported annually • Agreed by Governing body• Produced by 31st March 2011
  5. 5. Emissions over time
  6. 6. Baseline year GHG emissions by Scope 2005/2006 (tCO2e) Gas & Vehicles Emissions (tCO2e), 4,449, 9% Other Emissions Electricity Emissions(tCO2e), 33,975, 72% (tCO2e), 8,768, 19%
  7. 7. Baseline year GHG emissions from detailed source 2005/2006 (tCO2e) Gas use DMU buildings (tCO2e), Transport DMU 4,444 vehicles (tCO2e), 5 Electricity use DMU Procurement inc waste buildings (tCO2e), and water 8,768 (tCO2e), 14,696 Business travel Private halls (tCO2e), (tCO2e), 1,094 4,230Visitor travel (tCO2e), 209 Staff & student commute (tCO2e), UK based student International student 10,706 travel (tCO2e), 874 travel (tCO2e), 2,166
  8. 8. Base Year GHG Emissions from Generic Sources 2005/2006 (tCO2e) Building energy [t CO2e] , 17,374.5, Procurement 37%[t CO2e] , 14,763.6, 31% Travel [t CO2e] , 15,053.7 , 32%
  9. 9. Carbon emissions from procurement• Every product & service produces CO2• Match purchasing spend• Defra carbon intensities• Procurement 30%• Opportunities to reduce• Project with Arup• Guidance to other Unis
  10. 10. Carbon management workshops• Ideas for saving energy and reducing emissions• Staff and student input• Basis of carbon management plan• List of projects to reduce emissions• Sustainable Development Task Force• Senior management approval & Governing body
  11. 11. Carbon management plan 43% cut by 2020 29% by 201712% by 2012
  12. 12. Opportunities to reduce emissions• Energy management • Monitoring in place • New builds & refurbishment • Staff/student engagement• Travel • Monitoring & reporting in place • Green travel plan• Procurement • Sustainable procurement • Effect other emissions e.g. Energy • JISC project
  13. 13. Greener Buildings• New buildings & refurbishment • BREEAM • Renewable energy• Monitoring and reporting
  14. 14. Solar thermal in Hugh Aston – hot water
  15. 15. Rain water recycling in Hugh Aston
  16. 16. Wood pellet boiler in John Whitehead Building
  17. 17. Ground source heat pumps – Hugh Aston
  18. 18. Greener Travel• Car park charges• Cyclists and walkers • Training • Equipment• Public transport• Car sharing• Travel survey (staff & students)
  19. 19. Waste and recycling• Waste minimisation• Range of materials• Bin removal program• Monitoring & reporting
  20. 20. Engaging staff & studentsDegrees Cooler• 20 HEIs - inc U of L• Target 4 behaviours • Better energy management • Increased recycling • Reduced non essential flying • Sustainable local food• 3 projects • Student Switch Off • Green Impact • Go Greener• 2 year project
  21. 21. Green Impact • Competition element • Departments and teams • Environmental activities • Online workbook • Activities scored – 20 bronze activities, – 16 silver – 98 bonus activities
  22. 22. IESD Green Impact TeamsTrinity HouseAcademic RegistryHuman ResourcesKimberlin LibraryDAQHumanitiesHealth & Life SciencesITMSInnovation CentreExternal RelationsBusiness & LawStudent ServicesEstates Development BuildingEstates Maintenance Services
  23. 23. Green Impact• Reinforce what we are doing• Activities based on:- – Reusing waste – Reducing waste – Recycling – Greener Transport – Fairtrade – Energy efficiency – Awareness raising
  24. 24. Student Green Auditors• Green Impact – link to DSU• Specially trained• Student auditors• Check Green Impact teams• Ensure activities completed
  25. 25. Student Switch Off Student Switch Off• Energy saving competition between halls• Bede vs. New Wharf• Incentives• Peer to Peer• Recruit Eco Power Rangers• Join Facebook pages
  26. 26. Student Switch Off• Regular energy tips via email• Pictures Facebook pages• Prize for winning hall• Feedback on energy savings• Savings in 2009 = 38 tonnes CO2
  27. 27. DMU Green Initiatives Group• Student green group• Freshers’ Fair• Summer Fair• Seed planting• Swap shops• Green Impact• SSO
  28. 28. • Awarded by Fairtrade Foundation• 5 key goals • Policy • Cafes/restuarants • Meetings & events • Commitment • Steering group Fairtrade University• Annual submissions
  29. 29. Energy Monitoring• Half hourly meters • Gas • Electricity • Water• Feedback to staff• Building by Building• Reports on energy usage
  30. 30. DMU Intranet Pagesdmu.ac.uk/sustainabilityThank you

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