Energy Management

The Energy Team monitor and manage the consumption of utilities across the University portfolio, taking positive action to reduce our energy and water consumption in conjunction with the University Sustainability Service.

The Estates portfolio continues to expand at pace as student numbers increase and the University grows, delivering new facilities to our students and researchers. This places an ever increasing demand on our energy and water consumption and with utility bills in 2016/2017 of almost £12m, it is important that we deliver meaningful interventions to mitigate this growth.

Carbon Management

The University produced our first Carbon Management Plan in 2006, and in 2011 adopted a challenging target to reduce carbon emissions by 35% by 2020/21 against our baseline year of 2005/6 - this is equivalent to 24,000 tonnes of CO2. .

The Energy Team are responsible for delivering the Investment Programme as part of the Carbon Management Plan. This involves working with colleagues across the Estates Team, the Sustainability Service and other partners across the university to identify initiatives which reduce our consumption of utilities, and then delivering these projects throughout our portfolio. We are also responsible for procuring and managing the billing of our utilities, and maintaining the monitoring system which collects data from our network of meters in all of our buildings.

The Energy Team

The Energy team are working towards our energy management and emission reduction goals whilst recognising the university's commitment to teaching and research. Our Carbon Management Investment activity supports the operation of our teaching and research spaces and we welcome collaboration from students, academic partners and other users of our buildings. If you have an idea for an energy or water saving initiative or wish to be involved in any of our initiatives please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Luke Gallagher Energy Manager
Robert Bradley Technical Officer - Energy
Jason Jutha Senior Energy Analyst
Lisa Bowler Energy Analyst
Sarah Lodge Energy Officer

Generating Station Complex

The University currently obtains a high percentage of its energy from the Generating Station Complex, which provides the university campus with 75% of its energy in the form of low temperature hot water, steam, chilled water and electricity. Work is now underway to upgrade the GSC, an investment of £27m will be made at the site located on Clarendon Road, adjacent to the Light, resulting in upgraded facilities with increased capabilities to meet the projected future energy demands of the University and Hospital. For further information on the refurbishment of the Generating Station Complex please contact:

Simon Gough University Project Manager (GSC)

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