Our campus has grown a great deal over recent years. Despite this, our carbon efficiency continues to increase, and we have plans in place to keep increasing our carbon efficiency as more buildings open in the coming years.
There are 2 ways of looking at our performance:
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.
Absolute: Total carbon emissions
Even when you look at the total amount of carbon campus has emitted in absolute terms, disregarding our increased size completely, 2016/17 was still clearly the best year we’ve had for carbon emissions since 2005/6. We've grown a great deal in those 10 years, so this is a real achievement.
How did we do it?
Campus has grown. Emissions have not. How did we achieve this?