Dr Jon Furley – Sustainability Operations Manager, showcased the University’s top carbon reduction projects in a headline presentation at a national conference hosted by Salix Finance.
Since 2021 the University has received over of highly competitive grant funding from Salix Finance which supports the public sector to decarbonise and boost cleaner renewable energy.
Across 2 separate rounds of funding, the University has invested in 4 projects which help to cut carbon emissions and accelerate ambitions to be net zero by 2030.
Projects at Oxstalls halls of residence, Principal’s House at FCH and FCH Chapel, have included the replacing of boilers with energy efficient air source heat pumps, as well as upgrades to building management systems which help to monitor and optimise energy usage – work expected to deliver over 250 tonnes of carbon savings annually.
At the University’s new City Campus in Gloucester, work has included new windows, insulation and heats pumps – work anticipated to deliver 384 tonnes of carbon savings annually.
To find out more about the University’s carbon reduction work and net zero strategy, visit our energy and carbon pages.
The carbon emissions from heating our campuses account for approximately 8% of the university’s overall carbon footprint. The funding provided by Salix under the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme has enabled us to make significant progress towards decarbonising our campuses whilst also helping us to replace older heating systems and reduce our energy consumption.