Energy efficiency measures across our campuses

One of the commitments in our Sustainability Strategy is to develop a portfolio of energy efficiency projects to reduce energy consumption by 10% and contribute towards our 2045 zero carbon goal.

To achieve this commitment, we've signed an ‘energy performance contract’ with Vital Energi, an innovative agreement brokered by Local Partnerships that entails Vital identifying a range of energy efficiency measures across our campuses and underwriting the energy and financial savings from their implementation.

The work will be carried out in several phases over the course of five years, with the first phase focusing on teaching and residential buildings on our Cambridge and Chelmsford campuses.

Phase one will see a range of low and zero carbon technologies evaluated such as replacing, upgrading and optimising heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, LED lighting, smart building systems, renewable energy and water saving technologies.