On 18 June 2015 Warwick hosted the launch of the new EAUC Energy and Water Community of Practice, for those who work with energy in a university or college and wish to share best practice and learn from one another. The new initiative was set up as a collaboration between Joel Cardinal, University of Warwick, and Andrew Bryers, Aston University.
Joel Cardinal said:
I am pleased to support the EAUC (the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges) promoting best practices to use water and energy more sustainably. Warwick staff are working hard to deliver sector leading infrastructure. For example our excellent heating and cooling network generates more than 50% of our electrical needs and more than 10% carbon emissions reduction.”
As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, it is important we continue imagining, realising and creating the future, a sustainable future. The launch highlighted Warwick's current Environment and Sustainability practices with a visit to the £10.3 million Cryfield Energy Centre,to learn about the Combined Heat and Power network. The centre is part of the updated Energy Trail across campus, showcasing building efficiencies and renewable energy sources.
The Cryfield Energy Centre was built to support efficient generation of heating and electricity on campus for the next ten years of development. It is part of the University's work to meet Government carbon reduction targets for Higher Education Institutions.