We’ve made it on to the shortlist for the Association of Decentralised Energy (ADE) 2017 Awards in the category of Public Sector Project of the Decade. This comes in recognition of our work to develop and expand our energy-efficient, on-campus combined heating and power system, resulting in a 12% cut in energy consumption over the last 10 years while student numbers have grown by 55%.
We have a particular advantage because of our huge (over 19km) heating and power network on campus. This network meets most of our heat and power needs, and is in line with expert recommendations on achieving sustainability through decentralised energy. We will continue to develop and improve this network with the input of our staff, students and industry partners.
Warwick is up against some major names in the public sector category, including the Natural History Museum and the Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. We’ll find out whether or not we’ve won at a black tie awards gala in the Science Museum, London on Thursday 19 October.
The ADE is an organisation dedicated to cost-effective, efficient, low-carbon energy generation. You can see the full shortlist on the ADE website.