University of Manchester
The University of Manchester are committed to reducing their emissions and becoming carbon zero by 2038. The University has recently opened two new BREEAM excellent rated buildings, the Unsworth Park Residences and the Henry Royce Institute, allowing residents, staff members and visitors to exist on a more sustainable campus with reduced emissions.
Alongside the construction of highly efficient buildings, the Revolving Green Fund provided £2.2m funding, which The University used to implement energy efficient technologies. This included three LED lighting projects, which will save 2,300tCO2.
By 2022, all avoidable single use plastics will be eliminated from cafes, stationary and laboratories, which will help to reduce the carbon footprint of the University. The University are developing a new zero carbon pathway to meet Manchester’s targets and become carbon zero by 2038.