One of the main commitments of the University's Environmental Policy is to increase awareness of environmental responsibilities among staff and students.
The University's Environmental Policy (updated 2014) can be accessed here: Environmental Policy
View the University's Environmental Objectives for 2015-2017 here: Environmental Objectives 2015-2017
Carbon and energy management are critical if we are to grow an efficient, effective and sustainable enterprise. Benchmarked against our group peers, the University is one of the more energy efficient users. We have a good record in managing energy, and have implemented a significant number of projects to reduce consumption and costs. We are also striving to build the most energy efficient buildings possible. Furthermore, recent years has seen a step change in the way that energy and utility data is managed; and we are now better placed than ever to assess the effectiveness of the measures we implement.
In addition to the work of the Estates Directorate we also rely on others throughout the University to help us reduce our energy use. Fifty percent of Queen’s carbon emissions are under the direct control of the end user, so staff and students have a key role to play in helping the University achieve its target.
For more information about energy and carbon savings please see our presentation: Energy and Carbon Pres
We need your help to reduce the University’s impact on the environment!
The biggest factor in reducing energy consumption is YOU, the building user. Many of the things you can do are simple and obvious.
So how can you ‘do your bit’?
Individually, by undertaking these simple practices, small savings can be made which will add up collectively to large savings in energy use.
Click here to download an Energy Action Plan Toolkit
For more information on how to save energy in the University, get involved with our environmental initiatives, or just to learn more about leading a sustainable lifestyle in general please see the University's Carbon Management site.
Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
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