New green successes for Bucks New University

PUBLISHED: 13:20 29 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:20 29 November 2013

One of Bucks New University’s energy-reducing changes, the introduction of electric vans

One of Bucks New University’s energy-reducing changes, the introduction of electric vans

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Bucks New University has reached new heights of green success, having been recertified with the Carbon Trust Standard.

The University’s latest certification has been awarded in recognition of sustained achievement in measuring, managing and reducing its carbon emissions. The University recorded a five per cent reduction in its carbon footprint over the two year assessment period, and now joins an elite group of just 27 out of over 150 higher education institutions in the UK with this accreditation.

There has also been a Bronze Award from EcoCampus, the leading environmental management system and award scheme for the higher and further education sectors.

Ian Hunter, Director of Estates at Bucks New University, said: “The University Estates team has pulled together to achieve this world-recognised accreditation from the Carbon Trust for the University and I congratulate them all on this achievement. We have now reduced our carbon emissions by 43 per cent since 2005 and are well on schedule to reach our reduction target of 50 per cent by 2020.”

“Our next and greatest challenge is to fully convert the hearts and minds of our students and employees to save energy and embrace sustainability. We believe that being re-accredited by the Carbon Trust and gaining an EcoCampus Bronze Award will pave the way for Bucks to meet this challenge.”

Website: bucks.ac.uk

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