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How NUS is changing lives in India

How NUS is changing lives in India

Posted on 20 October 2016

NUS has a history of commercial activity to lead market change. They founded the first student travel company (NUS Travel) to help students travel, the first student insurer (Endsleigh) when students couldn't get insured, and established their own purchasing consortium (NUS Services) through wh...

University of St Andrews Biomass Project Named as Finalist at Scottish Green Energy Award

University of St Andrews Biomass Project Named as Finalist at Scottish Green Energy Award

Posted on 17 October 2016

The University of St Andrews and partners Vital Energi have been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Scottish Green Awards 2016 for the biomass energy centre at Guardbridge. The £25 million energy centre on the east side of the former paper mill site at Guardbridge will produce ho...

University of Exeter pedals to victory in national cycle challenge

University of Exeter pedals to victory in national cycle challenge

Posted on 13 October 2016

Intrepid staff from the University of Exeter have pedal-powered their way to victory in a national competition designed to encourage people to cycle, whether that be for fun, exercise or to work. The near 300-strong peloton from the University beat off competition from more than 2,000 organisatio...

NUS (UK) awarded a prize by UNESCO for their work on education for sustainability

NUS (UK) awarded a prize by UNESCO for their work on education for sustainability

Posted on 13 October 2016

NUS (UK) have been awarded a prize by UNESCO for their work on education for sustainability, through the Green Impact programme. Green Impact is celebrating ten years of ESD and behaviour change across students’ unions, universities, colleges, and a huge range off-campus organisations. N...

Aston University successfully achieves ISO 50001 certification

Aston University successfully achieves ISO 50001 certification

Posted on 12 October 2016

Aston University successfully achieved ISO 50001 certification this summer. Alongside their ISO 14001 and EcoCampus certifications, this latest success confirms the University’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions and improving energy efficiency. The Energy, Environment and Sustainabili...

Schneider Electric receives top ranking in BEMS

Schneider Electric receives top ranking in BEMS

Posted on 12 October 2016

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced that it has been named a leader in the Navigant Research Leaderboard Report on Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS). For the second year in a row, Schneider Electric has received the highest overal...

New Midlands network launched to improve sustainability

New Midlands network launched to improve sustainability

Posted on 11 October 2016

Businesses and communities in the Midlands have come together to launch a new network at the University of Worcester which aims to improve sustainability in the area. Launched during a conference at the university's city campus, the Midlands Sustainability Network for Further and H...

University of Northampton and Vital Energi to deliver sustainable energy for new campus

University of Northampton and Vital Energi to deliver sustainable energy for new campus

Posted on 11 October 2016

The University of Northampton’s new Waterside Campus will use sustainable technology for heat while dramatically reducing its CO2 output. The University has employed sustainable energy experts Vital Energi to deliver the energy solutions for its new campus, opening in 2018. The contract ...

Environmental Audit Committee Examines the Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum

Environmental Audit Committee Examines the Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum

Posted on 7 October 2016

The Environmental Audit Committee is examining the potential impact of Brexit on the environment. The Environmental Audit Committee examines the Future of the Natural Environment after the EU Referendum. The inquiry has a particular focus on the future of agro-environment funding and schemes outs...

Making an Impact: Carbon Offset Donation from the 2016 EAUC Annual Conference

Making an Impact: Carbon Offset Donation from the 2016 EAUC Annual Conference

Posted on 30 September 2016

As part of our sustainable event strategy, each year, we make a carbon offset donation to the institution that hosted the EAUC Annual Conference. After the 2016 conference a joint donation from EAUC and the conference hosts, University of the West of England (UWE), was made to The Conve...

Veolia delivers more power to the Bradford: 50@50 programme

Veolia delivers more power to the Bradford: 50@50 programme

Posted on 30 September 2016

Veolia, the UK’s leading resource management company, has now increased low carbon generation for the University of Bradford (UoB) by over a third by designing and installing an additional 525kWe combined heat and power, (CHP), unit. This new CHP adds to the existing 1.4MWe capacity, estimated...

EAUC joins the Aldersgate Group

EAUC joins the Aldersgate Group

Posted on 27 September 2016

The EAUC has become the newest member of the Aldersgate Group. This is a fantastic opportunity for EAUC members as it gives us access to contacts and resources from leading industry, public sector and government organisations who are driving for a sustainable economy. We will share all resources and...

Brite Green Launches its latest Carbon Emissions in Higher Education Report

Brite Green Launches its latest Carbon Emissions in Higher Education Report

Posted on 23 September 2016

Brite Green has launched its latest report into carbon emissions in the HE sector. Based on data from the 2014/15 academic year, the report looks at how the sector is doing overall and specifically, how institutions are performing against their 2020 carbon reduction targets. The published report ...

Greener Cleaning Guide - Take Part in the InnuScience Survey

Greener Cleaning Guide - Take Part in the InnuScience Survey

Posted on 22 September 2016

The EAUC are working to create a guide to greener cleaning that will be free for our members to access. We are working with Innuscience on this new resource to take advantage of their expertise in biological and environmentally friendly cleaning products. This new guide will include ideas for cle...

Edible Garden opening at Francis Close Hall, University of Gloucestershire

Edible Garden opening at Francis Close Hall, University of Gloucestershire

Posted on 14 September 2016

The Edible Garden at Francis Close Hall will be open on Sunday 18th September as part of the National Gardens Scheme.   The garden is a joint venture between the University of Gloucestershire and St Pauls Residents' Association. The garden contains fruit trees, vegetable beds and wildlif...

Salix Finance Annual Regional Meetings

Salix Finance Annual Regional Meetings

Posted on 12 September 2016

Salix Finance are pleased to invite you to the next round of regional meetings which are being held around the country. The meetings provide an excellent opportunity for attendees to meet and share knowledge with peers on energy efficient technologies and project experiences. A number of topics w...

How can universities respond to climate change?

How can universities respond to climate change?

Posted on 12 September 2016

Friends of the Earth have published their latest report on how universities can respond to climate change. This briefing summarises what some of the UK universities are doing about climate change and the Paris Climate Agreement. It also includes top ten ways a university can look to tackle climate c...

Double CHP Arrival at Imperial College London

Double CHP Arrival at Imperial College London

Posted on 2 September 2016

The £32 million in energy savings set to be made by Imperial College London moved a step closer recently when the project team, led by Vital Energi, took delivery of the two 4.5MWe combined heat and power engines which will be installed at the heart of the new energy centre. The engines com...

BASIS Sustainable Sport Conference 2016

BASIS Sustainable Sport Conference 2016

Posted on 30 August 2016

2016 is a momentous year for sport, both in the UK and internationally – capped off with the Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place in Brazil this summer. In recognition of how far sustainability and sport has progressed in the previous four years BASIS look forward to welcoming you back...

National environment awards for Nottingham Trent University's green spaces

National environment awards for Nottingham Trent University's green spaces

Posted on 17 August 2016

Three national environment awards have been won by Nottingham Trent University for the quality of its green spaces at the Green Apple Awards 2016. The environment team collected two ‘golden trowels’, and a bronze award for green projects across the university. Celebrating built env...

Take Part in the UniGreenScheme Survey

Take Part in the UniGreenScheme Survey

Posted on 15 August 2016

We have created a short survey with UniGreenScheme to gain a better understanding of how universities and colleges deal with surplus or unwanted laboratory equipment. We are doing this to improve the levels of support that we offer to members. We would be grateful if you could take part in this pie...

HEPA Launches Sustainable Procurement e-learning Module

HEPA Launches Sustainable Procurement e-learning Module

Posted on 15 August 2016

HEPA has launched its 6th e-learning module which focuses on sustainable procurement. This is an introductory module which is aimed at those responsible for the procurement of products and services at all levels, including those who call off from framework agreements, have delegated purchasing auth...

UWE Bristol opts for 100% green electricity consumption

UWE Bristol opts for 100% green electricity consumption

Posted on 15 August 2016

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will be opting for a 100% green electricity tariff with EDF from October 2016 under a new framework from The Energy Consortia (TEC). UWE Bristol spends circa £3m/year on electricity and for an uplift of less than 0.3% has chosen to secure 10...

Cranfield University wins wildlife award in new biodiversity initiative

Cranfield University wins wildlife award in new biodiversity initiative

Posted on 15 August 2016

Cranfield University has won the Best Newcomer Wildlife Garden award for its various plants and flowers and biodiversity across the campus. Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire’s (BCN) Wildlife Trust were impressed by Cranfield’s wildflower plots and the increasing number...

TUCO Pedals for Pounds

TUCO Pedals for Pounds

Posted on 10 August 2016

Members, directors and suppliers of The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) geared up last week and pedaled from Manchester to Exeter to raise thousands of pounds for the charity, Hospitality Action, and mark the start of the 2016 TUCO Conference Over 100 donators sponsored the team of 18 rid...

EAUC-Scotland Conference 2017 - Save the date!

EAUC-Scotland Conference 2017 - Save the date!

Posted on 5 August 2016

The EAUC-Scotland Team are delighted to announce that we now have a date and venue confirmed for our 2017 Conference! The event will take place at the University of Stirling on Wednesday 22nd February 2017 - please add the date to your diaries. The Scotland Team and Conference Steering Group ...

ACTS Launches Annual Photo Competition

ACTS Launches Annual Photo Competition

Posted on 4 August 2016

The ACTS Sustainability Photography Competition was first launched in 2012 with the aim to raise awareness of sustainability and sustainability concepts through a fun and artistic medium; and we’re delighted to announce that the popular competition is back in 2016…and going global! Staf...

University of Swansea Launches New Biodiversity Action Plan

University of Swansea Launches New Biodiversity Action Plan

Posted on 2 August 2016

Swansea University is blessed with a wealth of habitats, from the beach and dunes of the Bay to the woodland and gardens of Singleton. These habitats are home to a rich variety of wildlife and provide the University with a wonderful resource, whether for teaching the next generation of ecologists vi...

EAUC Driving Sustainability Leadership Lab

EAUC Driving Sustainability Leadership Lab

Posted on 2 August 2016

The beautiful Selwyn College in Cambridge was the venue for the inaugural EAUC Driving Sustainability Leadership Lab, which took place on 20-22 July 2016. Run as a two day, two night residential, the Lab brought together 21 sustainability leaders from across the UK Tertiary Education sector, along ...

SKA HE Update

SKA HE Update

Posted on 2 August 2016

SKA HE Update   After the recent SKA HE event at Aston University on 21 July, RICS have confirmed that there will be a series of roadshow events being run around the UK to ensure that HE institutions have the chance to learn about the new standard. The roadshow dates confirmed so far ar...

Call for Papers: The Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Call for Papers: The Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Posted on 1 August 2016

Editors: 1. Carole Parkes, Professor of Management Global Issues & Responsible Management, Winchester Business School, UK 2. Anthony F. Buono, Professor of Management & Sociolog, Bentley University, USA 3. Ghada Howaidy, Executive Director, Office of ...

UWE to install largest single roof-mounted solar panel array in UK HEI Sector

UWE to install largest single roof-mounted solar panel array in UK HEI Sector

Posted on 1 August 2016

The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) plans to quadruple its solar generating capacity this summer with an impressive 450kWp roof-mounted array at Frenchay Campus. This array is set to be the largest single roof-mounted array in the UK University sector. UWE Bristol recognises the i...

University of Winchester releases original climate change album

University of Winchester releases original climate change album

Posted on 1 August 2016

'This changes everything' is a conceptual album of original music on climate change, released by Splendid Fred, The University of Winchester’s own record label. To reinforce the University of Winchester’s ongoing dedication to creating a dialogue about climate change, all proce...

New SRA CEO challenges industry to become best in the world

New SRA CEO challenges industry to become best in the world

Posted on 1 August 2016

The new Chief Executive of the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) starts work today with a threefold mission: to challenge its members to be even bolder; inspire diners to turn their passion for good food into action and lead the whole UK hospitality sector to be the most sustainable in the wo...

TUCO Appoints New Vice-Chair

TUCO Appoints New Vice-Chair

Posted on 29 July 2016

The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has recently announced the appointment of Phil Rees-Jones as the Vice-Chair of the Board, as it continues to strengthen its national leadership team.   Phil Rees-Jones, Director of Commercial Services at Exeter University, moves into his new position ...

EAUC Living Labs Project

EAUC Living Labs Project

Posted on 20 July 2016

We recently launched our Living Labs Research.  It was triggered by strong evidence and positive feedback from institutions with Living Lab projects globally. A Living Lab (LL) is a concept which is understood and applied in several different ways within the tertiary education sector. A...

Circular Economy Inititative at the University of St Andrews

Circular Economy Inititative at the University of St Andrews

Posted on 17 July 2016

The Furniture Recycling Group (TFR Group) has partnered with the world-renowned University of St Andrews to transform textile recycling processes in its student accommodation and introduce a circular economy system. Since partnering with TFR Group over 2000 mattresses, duvets and pillows have bee...

RE:FIT For Purpose

RE:FIT For Purpose

Posted on 15 July 2016

Vital Energi are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a place on The National Framework for Energy Performance Contracting (RE:FIT) developed by the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Local Partnerships (LP) and available for use nationally. RE:FIT, the national energy efficiency progr...

Veolia wins Responsible Business of the Year

Veolia wins Responsible Business of the Year

Posted on 15 July 2016

Veolia, the global resource management company, has been recognised as a leader in environmental and social responsibility by winning the Responsible Business of the Year Award 2016, Business in the Community’s flagship award. The award recognises Veolia’s role in transforming itself ...

UniGreenScheme wins £15,000 in Santander annual business competition

UniGreenScheme wins £15,000 in Santander annual business competition

Posted on 14 July 2016

Michael McLeod, Ph.D. student at the University of Birmingham and Managing Director of UniGreenScheme, has won the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Award 2016. Over 200 businesses entered the annual competition, which rewards student entrepreneurs by offering ongoing mentoring, start-up suppo...

Oportunity to review university data in 2x Brite Green reports

Oportunity to review university data in 2x Brite Green reports

Posted on 13 July 2016

Brite Green: University emissions data now available for review Brite Green publish a wide ranging review of carbon reduction performance in the higher education sector. The analysis reviews data from 2005 to 2015 and assesses absolute reductions to date, performance against targets, and projected ...

University of Gloucestershire team celebrates pioneering ESD initiative across Europe

University of Gloucestershire team celebrates pioneering ESD initiative across Europe

Posted on 12 July 2016

From 26 - 28 June, University of Gloucestershire celebrated the close of University Educators for Sustainable Development (UE4SD) project at an event in Gibraltar, drawing colleagues from across Europe and all continents. University of Gloucestershire led this ground-breaking EU funded project fo...

Cardiff Metropolitan University Caterers Prove Themselves to be Sustainability Stars

Cardiff Metropolitan University Caterers Prove Themselves to be Sustainability Stars

Posted on 11 July 2016

A mixed menu of initiatives to serve customers delicious, healthy, ethical and sustainable meals at Cardiff Metropolitan University has been rewarded with a Two Star Food Made Good rating. The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) which conducted the rating found that the university had all th...

Update on the EAUC’s strategic review

Update on the EAUC’s strategic review

Posted on 6 July 2016

The strategic review process is well underway with three meetings of the Strategic Working Group (SWG) having taken place already. The SWG consist of EAUC Board members, certain members of staff and representatives of the MAC, who insure that the member voice is heard loud and clear throughout this ...

Are you doing any work around the SDGs?

Are you doing any work around the SDGs?

Posted on 5 July 2016

Sarah Lee, manager of our Scotland office, is working with representatives from a range of organisations, including the Regional Centres for Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development (RCEs) and our partner associations Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) and in the Asso...

EU Fuel Cell subsidy available to UK institutions until late August 2016.

EU Fuel Cell subsidy available to UK institutions until late August 2016.

Posted on 5 July 2016

An EU Enefield grant subsidy has been made available to certain manufacturers of MicroCHP (must be fuel cell) up to the value of £3500 towards installation costs. This is extremely worthwhile to many end users as it could mean installation for effectively no cost. This subsidy can also be us...

EAUC writes to MPs encouraging them to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals

EAUC writes to MPs encouraging them to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted on 29 June 2016

Iain Patton, Chief Executive of the EAUC, has written to a number of MP's to encourage the government to fully embrace the potential of the Sustainable Development Goals and to emphasise tertiary education's crucial role in their implementation. The letter was cosigned by the University an...

Matthew White Announced as New Chair of TUCO

Matthew White Announced as New Chair of TUCO

Posted on 29 June 2016

The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) has recently announced the appointment of a new Chair to take the fast-moving organisation through the next progressive phase of its journey. Matthew White, who is currently Director of Catering, Hotel & Conference Services at The University of Reading...

Green Scorecard Guidance Documents.

Green Scorecard Guidance Documents.

Posted on 23 June 2016

To ensure that all of our members are up to speed with the Green Scorecard, we have asked AUDE and ARUP for permission to share their guidance on completing the Scorecard, which was originally shared with Directors of Estates and those registered on the platform with the expectation that they would ...

Share your success at the Association for Decentralised Energy Awards 2016

Share your success at the Association for Decentralised Energy Awards 2016

Posted on 21 June 2016

The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE) and Vital Energi are delighted to announce that this year’s ADE Awards Dinner will be held at the Natural History Museum in London on Wednesday 23 November 2016. The ADE Awards celebrate the best in district heating, combined heat and power and...