Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University’s innovative new campus showcases the benefits of sustainable development in Higher Education and underlines the Universities ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability.

Queen Margaret University (QMU) is structuring its resources and policy frameworks to ensure that the University build’s upon the success of its Campus development and establishes itself as a leading national and international sustainable university.


The University recognises the scale and speed of climate change and the likely effect on Scotland’s people and places. In pursuance of its sustainability commitments, the University is a signatory and endorsee of the Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment for Scotland.

Campus development

Situated on the east side of Edinburgh, QMU’s new campus exceeds current environmental standards and transforms a 35-acre site into landscaped parkland. Designed around criteria relevant to the whole university sector, the campus :

• Design has secured a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, with exemplar achievements in efficiency of space utilisation and energy consumption, and ‘green’ transport planning;

• Utilises new technologies, with new ICT as the bedrock, maximising economies of space and energy usage, and offering environmentally-sensitive and intelligent solutions to engineering and design problems;

• Realises the vision of QMU as a true community asset. The campus is freely accessible to the local community, and other stakeholders, and raises the profile of education in East Lothian.

EAUC Scotland

QMU is also pleased to be the host institution for the EAUC Scotland office, providing state-of-the-art facilities at a flagship sustainable campus.

Main Contact Name: Steve Scott, Director of Campus Services
Main Contact Email & Telephone: sscott@qmu.ac.uk and 0131 474 0000
Further information: www.qmu.ac.uk
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