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Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Knowle relocation project: reducing carbon emissions

One of the arguments to leave the current buildings at Knowle is that they are 'unfit for purpose' and hopelessly energy-inefficient:



Futures Forum: Knowle: old bricks vs new build: embodied carbon

... although this has been challenged:



Futures Forum: Knowle: old bricks vs new build: embodied carbon: pt 3
Futures Forum: Knowle: old bricks vs new build: embodied carbon: letter

It appears that considerable savings have been made at Plymouth University:

University of Plymouth - the carbon footprint

University of Plymouth carbon emissions: 30,000 kg every day
The University of Plymouth adds 11 thousand tonnes of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere every year. But what does that look like?
This animated film illustrates this footprint using the campus itself for scale and shows a ‘success’ story’ where emissions have been reduced.
The purpose of the video was to engage otherwise uninterested students, academics and staff, get them to realise that carbon emissions are real and show that the university is endeavouring to achieve measurable reductions. The intention is then to invite them to explore more detail through web-based energy and carbon dashboard.
It's vital that we illustrate real 'carbon success' when we see it.

Antony Turner, CEO Carbon Visuals
Carbon emissions savings at Babbage building - 586kg every day
The annual carbon reduction savings of 213,890 KgCO2e were achieved at the Babbage building after lighting and IT upgrade, installing voltage optimisation and connection to the Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plant. These savings are expected to equate to the annual emissions of the new Marine Building.

FURTHER INFORMATION

University of Plymouth Carbon Management Plan 2010 - 2015 here.

Sustainability pages for Plymouth University here.
Watch on YouTube here
University of Plymouth carbon emissions: 30,000 kg every day
University of Plymouth carbon emissions: 11 million kg every year
Carbon Visuals: University of Plymouth - the carbon footprint

With thanks to the EDA:
‘Staying and improving’ : a Devon University shows the way of the future. | East Devon Alliance
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1 comment:

Jenny Dsouza said...

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