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Huge improvement in Warwick’s Green League ranking

We’re pleased to announce that Warwick has risen to 34th place in this year’s Green League after two years of not being ranked in the top 100. We also ranked 7th out of the Russell Group Universities.

Whilst there’s still room for improvement, this is undoubtedly a fantastic achievement, especially given the rate at which our campus has expanded over recent years. It recognises the efforts of our Estates Office to deliver energy saving projects that reduce our carbon emissions. These include implementing the ISO14001 environmental management system across the department and bringing an extra Combined Heating and Power (CHP) plant to campus via the Cryfield Energy Centre. The Energy Centre reduced our CO2 emissions by an estimated 4,000 tonnes in 2014/15, saving money to be used for other teaching and research purposes.

There have also been a broad range of project and campaigns from the Students’ Union, student societies and the Environmental Sustainability team in Estates to raise awareness and encourage positive behaviour change.

James Breckon, Director of Estates, said:

“It’s great to see the hard work of our staff and students recognised on a national level as we aspire to create a more sustainable campus and encourage our students to be sustainable leaders. I hope that these results will encourage our efforts to improve sustainability across campus, and see us rising even further in years to come.”

Read the Students’ Union’s statement on the Green League results.

For more about Warwick’s work on Environmental Sustainability, see

Tue 29 Nov 2016, 13:25 | Tags: Sustainability