Over the past five years Aston has lowered its energy-related CO2 emissions by over 16% - but there is still more to be done!
Aston is working hard to reduce its carbon emissions by looking at how we use energy in our teaching and research and in our existing and new buildings. We're also investing in a series of energy improvement projects.
Our new Energy Policy outlines Aston's commitment to the responsible use of energy and water.
As an Aston student or member of staff there are lots of easy things you can do to save energy. Look out for our posters around campus, giving simple energy saving hints and tips.
Did you know...
The University has set a target of reducing our CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050 (from 2005/6 base year). That’s the equivalent of removing all buildings from campus, apart from the Main Building.
The University has set a target of reducing our CO2 emissions by 53% by 2020 (from 2005/6 base year) in line with our Aston 2020 University Strategy, where sustainability forms one of our eight high level objectives.
The University has already taken a number of steps towards meeting these targets, including: installing 31.2kW of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels on the Main Building roof, replacing old lighting with smart lighting, installing radiator controls and fitting voltage optimisation units in ABS, insulating the Main Building roof and ensuring all new builds meet BREEAM excellent standards.
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