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University of Greenwich Carbon Management Plan

University of GreenwichUniversity of Greenwich (UoG) produced its first five-year Carbon Management Plan (CMP) in 2011. We were appointed to review it and produce a new one focusing especially on Scope 1 and 2 emissions reductions.

The intervening years saw big changes to the university estate including refurbishment, new construction and changes in estates staffing. The review was needed to confirm which reduction measures were on track and which need re-evaluating. Critically, the review also involved looking at ways to increase ownership of the CMP with the aim of enhancing its effectiveness in day-to-day operations.

Our work comprised two parallel but linked work streams:

Technical

Reviewing consumption, measures already implemented, previous TGC reports and existing Condition Surveys plus energy auditing to develop a programme of new energy-saving projects to meet UoG’s carbon reduction targets.

Managerial

Reviewing policy, strategy and key performance indicators to recommend significant improvements

Selected facilities management and estate staff at different levels of decision-making were interviewed with the aim of establishing levels of CMP ownership and awareness about the targets and measures for emissions reduction.

The primary aim of the review was to consolidate success to date whilst establishing the potential for further emissions reduction measures. Our findings were used to re-focus and update the plan, with buy-in from existing and new staff, so that the new plan can be implemented across the university.

Implementation

Key objectives are improving the Metering, Monitoring and Targeting of energy and BMS control.

We have already optimised BMS control of the vast majority of buildings on the three campuses. A degree-day corrected comparison with 2016 for one building shows a gas saving of 42% and substantial savings are expected for all buildings.

Our proposals for remote BMS monitoring and carrying out energy audits of two new and problematic buildings are currently being considered.

To discuss your CMP requirements, please call John Treble on 01761 419081, or email John@GreenConsultancy.com

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