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Carbon Emissions Statistics

Our campus has grown a great deal over recent years. Despite this, we've kept our carbon emissions at a constant level, and have plans in place to keep that up while more new buildings open in the coming years.

There are two ways of looking at our performance:

Carbon emitted per m2 of buildings on campus

In the graph below you can see how the efficiency of campus buildings has clearly improved over recent years, and how our plans for the future make sure that this trend will continue.

Graph of emissions per meters squared

Absolute carbon emissions

When you look at the total amount of carbon campus has emitted, you can see the level remaining fairly static since 2005/6. We've grown a great deal since then, so this is a real achievement. The graph here also shows how our plans keep the emission levels fairly constant despite the continued growth in coming years.

Graph of absolute emissions
How did we do it?

Campus has grown. Emissions have not. How did we achieve this?

We opened the Cryfield Energy Centre in 2014 to provide more super-efficient combined heating and power for campus.
Making sure all the new buildings we add to campus are much more efficient than the older ones they're replacing.
Worked to add more renewable energy sources to campus.
Our staff and students have made a real effort to think in a more sustainable way.
And loads of other efficiency projects around campus - too many to mention!