The University of St Andrews has signed up to an innovative programme aimed at reducing carbon emissions, the only Scottish University to do so.
The Higher Education Carbon Management Programme, run in conjunction with the Carbon Trust, aims to cut carbon emissions from energy use, vehicles, procurement of products and waste management.
The programme forms one part of the University’s Sustainable Development Strategy which has a number of objectives to reduce energy consumption, encourage the use of renewable energy and reduce waste the use of resources.
Environment and Energy Manager Roddy Yarr said, ‘The University is committed to better management of energy and other vital resources and, by signing up to this Carbon Management Programme, the University will have the tools to meet this commitment. We are working hard at improving the energy efficiency of our Estate, raising staff and student awareness, better energy metering and using renewable energy technology.
“In fact, the University has already started out on a £1M energy efficiency investment programme via the Carbon Trust’s SALIX fund. The Carbon Trust is a key partner helping us to rise to this challenge and the Carbon Management Programme will also enable us to understand if and how the University can achieve a situation where we can be `carbon neutral’ for our energy consumption’.
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(Caption – left-to-right – Dr Crawford Spence, Roddy Yarr, Sarah McCusker, John Maguire, Tom D’Ardenne, Prof. Jan Bebbington, Derek Watson, Cliff Bassett (Carbon Trust), David Stutchfield).
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