Welcome to the new Carbon Management Plan
A new Carbon Management Plan (CMP) has been drafted and is officially being launched during the Green Week 2013. This new CMP contains policies and actions designed to reduce the University’s energy consumption and carbon emissions by 22% or 2,531 … Continue reading
Welcome to the Carbon Dashboard!
To help the University monitor its utility consumption, a new information tool has been launched during UAL Green Week 2013. The Carbon Dashboard (available via link Weather-corrected Gas & Electricity) will for the first time allow staff and students to … Continue reading
How can higher education institutions become more sustainable?
Posted by Antony in Comment
This Guardian summary of a live chat provides an overview of the various challenges, opportunities and tensions that face universities and everyone who makes up the community of an institution in trying to be more sustainable. View the full discussion … Continue reading
My 2050 – can you balance the CO2 books?
Posted by Mike in Climate Change
The DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) have released an online tool called My2050 which puts you in control of energy generation and usage for the year 2050. Can you balance supply and demand, and achieve a reduction in … Continue reading
Can the Kindle reduce paper use?
There’s an interesting article about a Princeton pilot scheme here where the Kindle e-reader was used by students for reading course materials. There was mixed feedback but on the positive side, almost a 50% reduction in paper use was achieved. … Continue reading
How much CO2 is created by…?
Posted by Mike in Design
There’s a nice visualisation tool at this site which shows the carbon footprint of many objects and activities: http://visualization.geblogs.com/visualization/co2/ Via the site Information Is Beautiful
Auto-shutdown of computers – update Dec. 2010
Posted by Mike in Campaigns
By Jess Armistead As you may remember, back in November 2009 we introduced an overnight auto-shutdown policy, whereby computers that are left on accidentally are automatically shutdown at midnight to save energy. If anyone needs their computer to be left … Continue reading
Energy Efficiency Scheme consultation
Posted by Mike in Energy
EAUC has asked for feedback on the government consultation process for amendments to the CRC Energy Efficiency scheme. The full text of the EAUC’s call for responses follows after the break.
Green ICT in London
Contributed by Paul Stephenson and Kevin Garner on behalf of Information Services During the Summer IT Services have started to engage with a London wide project – Green ICT in London HEIs (GrILH) which is a JISC (Joint Information Services … Continue reading
Data Centre Strategy at UAL
Posted by mike in Energy
Contributed by Paul Stephenson and Kevin Garner on behalf of Information Services As soon as IT Services became aware that we would have to move out of Davies Street we realised that we would also have to relocate the University’s … Continue reading