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CARBON MANAGEMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS May 2009 Roddy Yarr Environment and Energy Manager.

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1 CARBON MANAGEMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS May 2009 Roddy Yarr Environment and Energy Manager

2 OVERVIEW OVERVIEW Successfully completed Carbon Management Programme and developed our implementation plan 2007/8 Carbon Trust Standard – Awarded Jan 09 Embarked on Business in the Community CSR Index for HE sector, ‘Universities That Count’ Annual Sustainability reporting established £1.7M SALIX Fund illustrates that energy is priority Green Fleet Review implemented as part of Travel Plan Focus on water and waste leakage surveys and reduction of use; 59% recycling composting all vegetable/fruit and trialling total composting BREEAM excellent standard for all new developments and major refurbishments Rolling out awareness raising – School of Psychology research-led Scottish Principals Climate Change Commitment – signed up in early 2009 Helping develop town and local area bid for Climate Challenge Funding

3 GOVERNANCE Sustainability Policy Sustainable Development Strategy Objectives and Targets Performance monitoring and reporting to University Court Goal is to integrate SD across the institution and work with key stakeholders internally and externally University Court Planning and Resources Committee Sustainability Policy Group Travel and Parking Group Carbon Management Group Sub-groups Tree and Frog E & E Sub-groups

4 PERFORMANCE 1st in Scotland and 12th in UK – People and Planet Green League 2008 Highly commended award for Ethical Investment Policy (Green Gown Awards) Achieved Carbon Trust Standard Implementing EPCs and preparing to meet future carbon legislation e.g. CRC Now jointly working with key external stakeholders - NHS and Fife Council to help them deliver Single Outcome Agreement

5 OUR EXPERIENCE OF THE CARBON MANAGEMENT PROGRAM OUR EXPERIENCE OF THE CARBON MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Exposure to ideas and commitment of senior management. Options workshop allowed staff involvement throughout University. We already had a program of energy reduction investments through the Salix fund, but the HECMP gave these a context and further importance. Widens focus to look at all aspects of carbon reduction. The Strategic Implementation Plan was only 10 pages and not a comprehensive list of measures, but outlined a strategy to understand our carbon footprint. Legacy of Carbon Management Group meetings still held every month, attended by Director of Estates, Finance Director, Dean of Science, and other Heads of Department/School. Now become a Sustainability Policy Group

6 OUR CARBON FOOTPRINT  CO2 SourceTonnes CO2 energy16,850 waste649 water use78 staff business mileage5,000 fuel use87 procurement10,000 Total32,664

7 DETAILS OF OUR STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTATION PLAN 1.3Carbon Management Outcomes The University aims to become carbon neutral for energy consumption and to understand the carbon impact and reduce this carbon footprint in the key areas of resource use, waste, travel and transport and ultimately procurement To create and sustain a robust level of awareness of carbon management benefits and also to enable stakeholders to take control of their impacts and to reduce them as much as possible To establish an ongoing management process that enables the University to establish, monitor, report and manage its carbon impacts on an ongoing basis, not just as a ‘snapshot’ in time To ensure that existing strategies and policies are aligned with the aim of delivery of good practice carbon management

8 UNIVERSITY ENERGY STRATEGY Metering and monitoring On-site energy efficiency investment (£1.7M SALIX Fund) Changing Behaviour e.g. Interhall Energy Competition Sustainable design for new build and refurbishment e.g. new MSB Alternative energy generation – CHP, Biomass, Solar Thermal PV, Ground Source Heat Pumps, Wind Large scale community wind on University farmland

9 ENERGY CARBON FORECASTS AND REDUCTION STRATEGY ENERGY CARBON FORECASTS AND REDUCTION STRATEGY SD Strategy – carbon neutral / low carbon Rising energy costs and consumption University expansion of buildings

10 Example - Library Energy Awareness Total Utility cost is Elec = £198,600 pa Gas = £ 50,100 pa Water = £20,900 pa Total = £269,600 pa University spend = £5,300,000 pa

11 Details of Library Salix projects Library - what have we done? Variable speed drives on ventilation fans Motor controls on chiller plant Replacement lights (Nov 08) Savings so far = 7% electricity or £13,000 pa

12 Details of other Salix projects Other buildings - Roof & pipe insulation Window draught proofing Boiler controls Boiler replacement Ventilation heat reclaim Motor controls LED lights Total of £900,000 committed so far

13 UTILITIES – RENEWABLE ENERGY Biomass CHP Geothermal Wind Solar

14 Renewables – small scale Solar PV and Ground Source Heat Pump at Museum of St Andrews (MUSA) Solar thermal and CHP - at Medical Science Bldg Solar thermal & biomass - at other residences

15 Waste Management University-wide recycling scheme since ,315 tonnes of total waste generated in (up 1.8% from previous year) 59% waste recycled in (up from 57% in 06-07) Waste to landfill in decreased by 3.2% compared to Implementing the waste hierarchy into construction programme and university operations

16 Recycling Mattresses Lamps Fridges/freezers Electrical equipment Batteries – mobile phones Blankets Duvets Books Wood Roofing slates Technical equipment Printer cartridges Clothing and shoes Sanitary ware Scrap metal Tyres Paper, Cardboard, Plastic bottles, Glass, Tins and cans

17 Waste Reuse Furniture Exchange End-of-term waste Bike Reuse Scheme Composting

18 Sustainable Transport Bike pool scheme Abandoned bikes Bike maps Velib Bike Scheme Car-share scheme Discounted insurance

19 OPPORTUNITIES AND INITIATIVES Integration and opportunities for joint working e.g. GIS mapping of travel patterns; Biodiversity surveys; Case Study teaching and research; student behaviour survey; Staff and Student Travel Surveys Carbon Neutrality and Carbon Footprinting Energy reduction projects deliver investment via SALIX fund deliver renewable energy solutions Building better and more sustainably Improved integration and liaison with town/regional initiatives Fair Trade – Fair Trade Town, Ethical Procurement Transport Forum – Park and Ride, Transport Infrastructure Local Plan – University development proposals Energy generation and use – a community remit? Benchmarking, reporting performance and sharing learning externally

20 Key Performance Indicators 1

21 Key Performance Indicators 2

22 Thank You


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