Bouygues awarded new UAL facilities management contract

Bouygues Energies & Services (Bouygues) will continue providing facilities management services to UAL after a decision by the university to award a brand new three-year contract. This is the first time the contract has been awarded to an incumbent service provider. Bouygues has been in charge of UAL’s electrical, mechanical and fabric maintenance, cleaning, security and project management, including significant energy-saving projects for the last four years. Read the rest of this entry »

Green Week at UAL

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Green Week will be a celebration and exploration of sustainability at UAL and beyond, with a range of activities and events – please scroll down to find out what’s going on!

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UAL recognised at Green Gown Awards

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UAL’s Ian Lane, Head of Sustainability, has been recognised in this years Green Gown Awards.

Ian has developed the Sustainability Team that forms part of the Estates Department; together they have seen UAL progress from an institution with increasing emissions to one with a decreasing footprint despite increased opening hours and student numbers.  He has been recognised for his efforts at UAL with a highly commended in the Sustainability Professional Category at the 2016 Green Gown Awards.

The judges commended his work and recognised the impact sustainability has had on the university.  To find out more visit the website and see the short film.

 

 

 

Tell us how you travel

 Image of bike stand designed by CSM’s Design Against Crime Research Hub

Student and staff travel to UAL is a significant component of our indirect emissions. Last year, we estimated emissions from student and staff travel to be slightly under half the emissions directly released by our use of electricity and gas.

Clearly, there’s a big opportunity for carbon reduction through students and staff choosing more sustainable travel options. Now, you can tell us how you currently travel and what would make it easier for you to travel sustainably by completing this survey.

Find out more at Meet the Tide

University of the Arts London delivers 20,000 items without loss

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Earlier this month The University of the Arts London was awarded a Tracking Excellence award by Channel and Mobile Solutions. The award was presented to Emlyn Foody (Facilities Manager) who headed up the mailroom team who managed to deliver over 20,000 parcels to staff and students in its flagship site Granary Building without a single item being unaccounted for.

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Wimbledon Studio wins Sustainability Prize

The award-winning studio seen from surrounding parkland

The award-winning studio seen from surrounding parkland

UAL has won a prestigious Ashden Award at the New London Architecture Awards for the new studio building at Wimbledon College of Arts. The Ashden Award is given to a building which champions sustainability by achieving excellent energy efficiency.

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Camberwell Update – February 2016

 

Pride and Joy. Image by Alex Scott.

Pride and Joy. Image by Alex Scott.

After a visit to Camberwell this morning to pick up footage from the timelapse camera, FM at Camberwell Gary Walker was kind enough to give us a Grand Tour of the works that are currently going on there.  We thought this was a lovely picture of Gary (who also enjoyed a two week stint on the building site) with his new ‘baby’.

It’s fascinating to witness the progress going on on site, and you’ll be able to catch up on the timelapse footage soon.

The Art Shop Laymen’s Guide to Carbon Footprint and Bags

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Photo: Daniel Keys

So you’ve followed this link because you have an interest in what bag use actually means to the environment. First, let’s talk about what carbon footprint actually means:
Footprint (in this context) is a measure of the total impact something has; whereas Carbon is shorthand for all the different kinds of greenhouse gases. Therefore Carbon Footprint is considered the best estimate for the impact something has on the environment through the process of its creation. Read the rest of this entry »

A fab short film about our Pop-up Coffee Bar at Camberwell…

This short film explains how the creation of a pop-up coffee bar at Camberwell was the perfect opportunity to think creatively about sustainability and student engagement.

Film by Luca Beckerson.

We have been nominated by the UK Event Awards!

Our team are nominated for the UK Event Awards...

Our team are nominated for the UK Event Awards…

Accommodation Services hosts the UK’s leading events programme which has been nominated in the ‘UK Event Awards’ for the second year running. Over the past year the events programme has gone from strength to strength and students have organised many events including; trips to European cities, charity events, UK day trips, health awareness days, ‘Be Green’ week, international celebrations days and local community engagement activities. Read more about the award here.