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Coventry University
A pro-active approach to carbon
Elise Smithson
Deputy Director
Environment and Low Impact Buildings Centre
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Background – before CMP
Building Management System – 25 years
6 combined heat and power – 14 years
Naturally ventilated Library – 14 years
TEAM and sub-metering – 8 years
2 BREEAM Excellent buildings
Coventry University
operates 6 Combined
Heat and Power (CHP)
units. These generate
around 15% of all
electricity used on
campus and make a huge
contribution towards
meeting our heat
demand.
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The brand new Hub building
achieved a BREEAM excellent
rating. It is has an open loop
ground source heat pump that
provides cooling and two large
rainwater harvesting tanks that
provide water to flush the toilets.
It also has an attractive green
roof garden that reduces surface
water run off to the drains
Does the measure matter?
Corporate Plan before CMP
000's
Tonnes of Carbon
Corporate Plan Targets
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35%
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EMS - Annual data
return
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2008 EMS criteria
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Carbon Reduction
Commitment
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Carbon Management
Plan
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2008/2009
2009/2010
2010/2011
2011/2012
2012/2013
2013/2014
2014/2015
Carbon Manager
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In 2010/2011 Coventry
University installed over
£150,000 worth of lighting
upgrades, sensors and
controls in most main
campus buildings. Further
energy savings have been
made by voluntary “tube
twisting” undertaken to
disable unnecessary tubes
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The Carbon Challenge
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Challenges and opportunities
Analysing data meaningfully
Getting data out to students and staff
Small refurbishments
Space utilisation
Income and applied research
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Income and partners
University Modernisation Fund, LSIS (Walsall
College), Revolving Green Fund, Vice
Chancellor “Bazaar” = £600k investment
Policy
Lighting and lighting controls
Insulation of windows, pipework, valves
ICT Powerdown
Other partners:
Academic
Coventry City
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Income and partners
In 2010/2011 Coventry University
installed 2 large voltage
University
Fund, LSIS
optimisation
unitsModernisation
reducing our
electricity consumption
by
College,
Revolving
Green Fund
200,000 kWh a year
(Walsall
Policy
Voltage Optimisation
Lighting controls
Insulation of windows, pipework, valves
Other ideas
Energy performance contracts
Heatline – Coventry City Council
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[email protected]
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Three take-home messages
1. Remember to do the simple energy
savings ideas
2. Involve people, people, people through
awareness, rewards, reports and roles
3. It’s a journey, there will be deviations
from plan
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[email protected]; [email protected]
Your next steps – making the most
of your EAUC Membership…
1. Resources
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visit the dedicated carbon EAUC resource bank sections
visit the carbon reduction section of SORTED – the online resource
for sustainability in the Learning and Skills sector
2. Networks - join our Carbon Intensive Research Colleges and
Universities Community of Practice - for Colleges and Universities
that undertake carbon intensive research
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Find out more about this group at 5pm today – see programme for details
3. Recognition - want recognition for your carbon reduction initiatives
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– enter the 2012 Green Gown Awards carbon reduction category.
Entries open summer 2012
Measure and improve - sign up to LiFE – www.thelifeindex.org.uk.
EAUC Members receive a significant discount
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LiFE offers dedicated ‘resource efficiency and waste’ and ‘utilities’
frameworks for implementation
Membership matters at www.eauc.org.uk
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