Our campus has grown a great deal over recent years. Despite this, our emissions have not, and we have plans in place to keep increasing our carbon efficiency as more buildings open in the coming years.
The most recent 2019/20 Performance Report can now be read here.
Three quick ways of looking at our performance:
Absolute: Total carbon emissions (Scope 1 and 2)
When you look at the total amount of carbon campus has emitted, you can see that, actions we have taken through technology change and behavioural change have seen our emissions begin to decrease over the past 6 years. Whilst there isn’t a massive reduction, emissions are still below 2005/06 levels and the University has grown a great deal in the past 14 years, so this is a real achievement.
Efficiency: Carbon emitted per £ of income
In the graph below you can see how the carbon efficiency of the University has dramatically improved over recent years. This trend, which we aim to continue, has seen our efficiency almost double since 2005/6.
Space: Carbon emitted per m2 of Floor Area
In the graph below you can see how the levels of carbon emissions have reduced on campus over recent years per m2 of floor area. This reflects both the high standards of our new buildings and the improvements we are making in our older buildings.
How did we do it?
Campus has grown. Emissions have not. How did we achieve this?