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University News

Highlighting our recent and current work for universities to drive down energy costs, carbon emissions and other environmental impacts.


Did you know that systems providing refrigeration for process applications, such as server and coms rooms, now a require inspection? Read more...

We were delighted to be contacted this month by Cardiff Metropolitan University with a view to investigating the options to improve their Data Centre Cooling. Read more...

Universities typically spend a five or six figure sum on Condition Surveys – either quinquennially or spread over five years at the rate of 20% per year. This cries out for a greater return on investment. Read more...

Yes, that is a bold statement – but we have yet to find a BMS that isn’t wasting a serious amount of energy. Potential savings range from 10-50%. That’s the bad news – the good news is that most of the solutions are very cheap and far more commercially attractive than most energy-saving projects. Read more...

Do you have the resources to implement your desired energy-saving projects? Read more...

We have been informed by HEFCE that there won’t be a RGF5 this year. However if you want help to identify projects for Salix or to recycle existing RGF funds – Read more...

Having carried out Investment Grade Energy Audits, produced a new Carbon Management Plan and advised on managing Scope 3 carbon emissions, TGC was asked to help the University to develop an enhanced approach to sustainable design and construction. Read more...

University of Greenwich (UoG) produced its first five year Carbon Management Plan (CMP) in 2011. Like many other HEIs their CMP set out a carbon reduction strategy with a focus on improving energy efficiency. This spring we were appointed to review the old CMP and produce a new one, again focusing especially on Scope 1 and 2 emissions reduction Read more...

Together with Gleeds Advisory we are helping the University to procure a Strategic Energy Partnership (SEP) for its University’s Thornton Science Park by an OJEU tendering process. Read more...

Aston University has set itself the tough goal of reducing carbon emissions by 53% by 2020 against a 2006 baseline. Read more...

Lancaster has one of the oldest and most extensive District Heating Systems (DHS), but after fifty years of use and evolution as the University expanded, it was not operating efficiently – as highlighted by our Building Management System (BMS) Health Check. In addition, the university required feasibility studies for specific projects. Read more...

Up to 10% energy savings can be achieved by educating building users to understand their impact on energy consumption and change their behaviour - but effectively reaching hundreds or thousands of staff is no easy task. Read more...