Presentation on theme: "Building a sustainable future Dr Keith Gwilym P-VC Leaning and Quality Canterbury Christ Church University."— Presentation transcript:
Building a sustainable future Dr Keith Gwilym P-VC Leaning and Quality Canterbury Christ Church University
Overview Augustine House – a physical statement of intent Environmental and Social Responsibility – Operating the business environmental and carbon management – Social responsibility and Community engagement Christ Church Bioversity - Knowledge + Community + Stewardship – Core activities Environmental and sustainability literacy, Research and knowledge exchange Christ Church 2050
Sustainability assessment Space heating and cooling – photovoltaic cells, solar collectors for hot water, biomass boilers and wind turbines – unviable – Geothermal heat pumps adopted for 25% heating and cooling Sustainable access Maximising solar energy sources Parking and pedestrian / cycle ways Flexibility for future use Landscaping Green ICT
Environmental and Social Responsibility The University will operate in an environmentally and socially responsible manner that supports and enhances the intellectual and professional development of its current and future students and staff, as well as the long-term operational needs of the institution.
Carbon context University growth Carbon Trust standard New Strategic plan Climate Change Act 2008 HEFCE capital investment framework CRC energy efficiency scheme Cost savings on a rising energy spend
Carbon reduction focus areas Reducing utility costs & carbon emissions from buildings Engaging students and staff to reduce emissions Implementing the delivery phase of the travel plan Understanding the impact of educational programme design on the carbon footprint Scoping emissions from procurement activities Using the Carbon Management Plan as an educational tool Embedding Carbon Management within the University
Environmental management EcoCampus – ISO14001 accreditation by 2012 – Policy - commitments – Energy & Water – Transport – Waste Management – Construction & Refurbishment – Community Involvement – Emissions & Discharges – Health, Welfare and Safety – Sustainable Procurement
Christ Church Bioversity Knowledge + Community + Stewardship UNESCO World Heritage Sites Inclusion – Cathedral precincts – St Augustines Abbey – St Martins Church What is Christ Church Bioversity? A unique sense of place Cultural biodiversity
Literacy, Research and Knowledge Exchange No undergraduate will leave the University without a critical understanding of sustainable development issues, concepts and ethical considerations through a combination of effective teaching and learning, research and scholarly activity.
Christ Church 2050 Population pressures New technologies Equity and justice The brain and new science of learning Social inequalities and difference Biodiversity Climate change Globalisation Notions of self and identity The arts, culture and civilization Health and well-being Artificial intelligence