Reading retains 1st Class Award in People & Planet Green League

The University has again been awarded a ‘1st Class’ rating in the latest People & Planet Green League for its environmental and ethical performance, ranking 28th out of 154 institutions in the scheme. People & Planet, an independent student campaigning network, reviews the environmental performance of higher education institutions across the UK in 13 topic areas.  They award degree-style classifications for their overall environmental and ethical performance, based on publically available data, both from institutions’ own websites and Higher Education Statistics Agency data. Reading scored top marks for its environmental management and auditing systems.  It also performed well in the Policy,…
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Carbon Management Projects

Here is a selection of the type of projects we undertake to ensure we meet our carbon reduction commitments. Hover over a photo to read about what we're doing. If you would like additional information on any of the projects below, or a more comprehensive list of all our projects, do feel free to email us. Fume Cupboard Energy Efficiency Video  
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Energy & Water

We source 100% of our electricity from REGO (Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin) certified sources.  Explore more here:
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35% carbon reduction – we’re nearly halfway there!

We're almost halfway to achieving our 35% carbon reduction target, just 2 years into our 5 year Carbon Management Plan!  Already, we've made a 16.5% reduction against our baseline emissions, which has saved £3.9m and 11,137 tonnes of CO2 over the last 2 years, for an initial project investment of just over £1m. We reduced our emissions by 6.9% against our baseline in 2011/12, building on a 9.6% reduction the previous year.   Our carbon footprint includes a range of emissions, from heating fuel and electricity, to waste, water and transport.  As our understanding develops, we will continue to target reductions across all…
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