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1 Financing Sustainability Our mission is to work with the public sector to reduce carbon emissions through investment in energy efficiency and renewable technologies. Salix Finance Ltd is an independent, not for profit company funded by The Department for Energy and Climate Change, The Welsh Assembly Government and The Scottish Government via The Carbon Trust. Salix works in partnership with The Higher Education Funding Council for England on its Revolving Green Fund.

2 HEFCE Salix Updates Financing Sustainability Student Force- delivering sustainability on a limited budget FE and HEI Case Studies Q&A/Panel Discussion ( mins) Key message... Pitch, funding, delivering projects to save cash and carbon Salix Finance Ltd is an independent, not for profit company funded by The Department for Energy and Climate Change, The Welsh Assembly Government and The Scottish Government via The Carbon Trust. Salix works in partnership with The Higher Education Funding Council for England on its Revolving Green Fund. Agenda

3 Our present HEFCE Salix Fund FY Higher Education Institutions (incl England, Scotland and NI) Excess of £11m committed for investment in energy saving projects £3.3m Projected annual financial savings £47m Projected lifetime financial savings Circa 20,000 tCO 2 Projected annual carbon savings Excess of 275,000 tCO 2 Projected lifetime carbon savings Indicative performance, as at 31/3/11 Salix Finance Year End subject to technical review Salix Finance Ltd is an independent, not for profit company funded by The Department for Energy and Climate Change, The Welsh Assembly Government and The Scottish Government via The Carbon Trust. Salix works in partnership with The Higher Education Funding Council for England on its Revolving Green Fund.

4 Our future Salix Finance Ltd is an independent, not for profit company funded by The Department for Energy and Climate Change, The Welsh Assembly Government and The Scottish Government via The Carbon Trust. Salix works in partnership with The Higher Education Funding Council for England on its Revolving Green Fund. A tried and tested SEELS model Continuation of quick paybacks Our methodology for assessing projects and the CO 2 associated with them is independently assessed by KPMG Long may this continue – and here’s how…

5 Financing Sustainability Neil Scott

6 WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE Resourcing Sustainability capacity and innovation on a budget

7 WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE StudentForce for Sustainability working and learning for a sustainable future 15 years of experience: over 800 graduates on placement Low cost flexible services: recruitment, training, employment Working in partnership: NUS, EAUC, Wrap, Defra, IEMA 97% into paid employment following a placement “Our message to members is to invest in a sustainability graduate for up to a year and work with them to drive sustainability faster and further into your institutions… …it will be money well spent” (Iain Patton, EAUC)

8 WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE The Investment The Returns Recruitment, training, support, networking: £2000 Salary: £15-20K pa/pro rata Resource efficiency Capacity to seek more funding Innovative and creative input for new projects or to develop existing work Justifying the importance of further investment in sustainability roles Adding to the core role of your institution: investing in learning

9 Bristol: making a Green Impact The biggest benefit from my role was the increased level of engagement achieved between my department and the staff and student body. Communications Coordinator £18, weeks WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE “If I hadn’t had Bethan at Bristol, I doubt we could have made Green Impact a success. I can’t put a figure on this, but it would be significant. You don’t always know what spin-offs might come from the work graduates do”. Whilst I have a graduate that is doing engagement activities, it frees the time of my energy manager to work on technical fixes and find more savings.

10 Bournemouth: EcoCampus enthusiasm Staff and Student Engagement on carbon reduction and waste reduction Assisted the implementation of major initiatives such as the Carbon Management Plan and EcoCampus Environmental Support Officer £17, weeks WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE “Having Matt with us as Environmental Support Officer has enabled us to reach many more staff and students through our awareness activities, events and communications. In October 2010 Matt organised Green Week here at BU, enabling the team to directly engage with approximately 1500 people over a great five days.”

11 WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE The Business Case: Wigan and Leigh College Knowledge and enthusiasm One-off recruitment payment Lower salaries than permanent or higher level roles Off the pay roll Short to longer term Focussed attention on specific aims Individual project delivery Flexibility of roles and candidates Added capacity through training and networking Environment and Carbon Reduction Manager £25,000 -£29,000 Permanent post Sustainable Development Officer £16, weeks Lower Salary Fixed Term contract Outsourced Broader skills base Ongoing development Future justifications Knowledge and enthusiasm Implementation of plans and policy Bids submitted and won Flexible, permanent post at lower cost Additional benefits One-off recruitment payment Employment Services Individual project delivery Networking: sharing good practice

12 Financing Sustainability at Wigan & Leigh College Energy Management Waste Management Transport Education for Sustainable Development Position made permanent April 2010 WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE Financing Sustainability: Wigan & Leigh College Sustainable Development Officer £16, weeks

13 Energy Management Created network of staff Sustainability Champions Signed up to national 10:10 campaign : senior management buy in! College strategic objective: ‘achieve 10:10 energy reduction targets’ WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE

14 Energy Management WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE Reduction in electricity consumption at our biggest site Reducing out of hours consumption at other sites.

15 Further projects Rippleffect – online water efficiency training CSEP project development application – successful CSEP capital grant application for solar panels JISC: Suste-Tech project JISC: server virtualisation project – unsuccessful Salix application WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE External company assessed utility bills. Carbon Trust surveys (Focus on Further Education programme application) Groundwork energy project (thermal imaging) Sustainable Skills Project. Bike lockers supplied by Council. External Funding

16 WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE For more information or support:

17 A checklist to increase your delivery Project Compliance tool – Energy consumption data Website – Network/peers Regional Meetings Workshops Business cases assessments Case studies The Salix Team Salix Finance Ltd is an independent, not for profit company funded by The Department for Energy and Climate Change, The Welsh Assembly Government and The Scottish Government via The Carbon Trust. Salix works in partnership with The Higher Education Funding Council for England on its Revolving Green Fund.

18 – practical help Largest project types delivered in FY 2010/11 (by sum of technical cost): All Lighting types 43% Voltage Reduction Equipment 13% Insulation 7% Boilers 6% Keep things simple – low hanging fruit and speak to our client base Salix Finance Ltd is an independent, not for profit company funded by The Department for Energy and Climate Change, The Welsh Assembly Government and The Scottish Government via The Carbon Trust. Salix works in partnership with The Higher Education Funding Council for England on its Revolving Green Fund.

19 RGF Project: LED Lighting in John Ryland’s Library University of Manchester BEFORE: 883,665kW £97,203/yr running costs Technical Cost: £137,829 Over 2000 T12 tubes of various lengths AFTER: Tubes: 1222 x 6ft, 417 x 5ft, 320 x 4ft Load reduced by 64% to 318,645W £62,152 saving / year projected Payback 2.2 years tCO 2 saved / year Project completion date – August 2010

20 RGF Project: LED Lighting in John Ryland’s Library University of Manchester Client – University of Manchester Client contact - Damian Oatway Tel – Supporting comments Library open 6,568 hours per year Electricity cost of 11 pence per kWhr Actual savings over 4 months: 262,901kWh, £29,000; 142tCO 2 During and since installation only 8 tubes have failed (replaced under warranty) Zero maintenance costs, zero additional lamp purchase costs, zero disposal costs Uniform lighting across areas Work done ‘in-house’ Salix Finance Ltd is an independent, not for profit company funded by The Department for Energy and Climate Change, The Welsh Assembly Government and The Scottish Government via The Carbon Trust. Salix works in partnership with The Higher Education Funding Council for England on its Revolving Green Fund.

21 RGF Project: LED Lighting in John Ryland’s Library University of Manchester Client – University of Manchester Client contact - Damian Oatway Tel – Supporting comments – Major Benefits Justified employment of Carbon Reduction Technicians 3 months to complete project (team of 4) Estimated readings have been exceeded due to non inclusion of ballast/transformer loss, and lamps being left on 24/7 even when library closed Salix Finance Ltd is an independent, not for profit company funded by The Department for Energy and Climate Change, The Welsh Assembly Government and The Scottish Government via The Carbon Trust. Salix works in partnership with The Higher Education Funding Council for England on its Revolving Green Fund.

22 Installation of Data Centre Free Cooling University of St. Andrews New Build Data Centre Wall of 8 dry air coolers with varying flow temps and modulating When outside air is below 7C = 100% Free Cooling. Some free cooling for over 80% of year. Salix funded additional costs above standard cooling system of £46,382 AFTER 258,198kWhrs saved / yr, 47% savings Saving 140 tCO2/yr Financial savings £ 21,482/yr 2.2yr payback Project completion date – July 2010

23 Installation of Low Energy UPS (Uninterruptable Power Supply) University of St. Andrews BEFORE: New Build Data Centre High Efficiency UPS; Eaton 9395 UPS High efficiency double conversion mode: Variable Module Management & Energy Saver Systems Energy consumption 3,372,000kWh £279,876/yr running costs Technical Cost £32,452 AFTER 337,200kWhrs saved / yr, 10% savings Saving 183 tCO2/yr Financial savings £ 28,055/yr 1.2yr payback Project completion date – July 2010

24 Installation of Low Energy UPS University of St. Andrews Supporting comments Power Utilisation Effectiveness (PUE) of probably the best in the sector. (PUE = total energy into a data centre : energy delivered to IT equipment) PUE of 1.2 is only achievable without mechanical cooling, therefore free cooling controls are installed. UPS has highest efficiency when at full capacity. Modular system is automatically optimised. Energy calculations based on run hours and energy use Electricity at 8.3p/kW at time of design Carbon reduction & fuel rate fluctuations further justifies change Salix has also financed Verdiem power saving software on a 1,000 PCs, with a 0.9 year payback. We now educate all our suppliers about Salix so that they can propose innovative ideas to us. Client : University of St Andrews Client contact: David Stutchfield Tel :

25 RGF Project: Replacement of Fume Cupboard Fans at Erasmus Darwin Building, Nottingham Trent University BEFORE: 13 fans for fume cupboard extract Energy consumption 421,000kW Motor rating of 48.1kW Technical cost £56,599 AFTER: 13 fan motors replaced with APMG fan motors. Inverters fitted where possible. Motor rating of 30.29kW with no performance loss Energy savings of 156,454kWh £11,734 saving / year projected 85.1 tCO 2 saved / year Payback 4.8 yrs Project completion date – April 2009

26 RGF Project: Replacement of Fume Cupboard Fans at Erasmus Darwin Building, Nottingham Trent University Supporting comments Energy calculations based on current and forecasted server energy use. Original payback period was based on electricity price of 7.5p/kWh, although from Oct 2009 payback period will decrease due to new electricity price of approximately 8p/kWh Installer: CSW Technical Services Supplier: APMG Ltd Project Leader – Lee Kerry, Mechanical Engineer. Nottingham Trent University Client – Nottingham Trent University Client contact - Scott Brooks Tel – – Salix Finance Ltd is an independent, not for profit company funded by The Department for Energy and Climate Change, The Welsh Assembly Government and The Scottish Government via The Carbon Trust. Salix works in partnership with The Higher Education Funding Council for England on its Revolving Green Fund.

27 If these projects were commissioned at any HE or FE Total Technical Cost £ 273,264 Emissions savings 712t CO 2 per year Net Financial Savings£ 129,996 p/a  Combined payback is circa 2 years Funding available– use your existing or SEELS monies Additional knowledge–www.salixfinance.co.uk Together we can make a real impact - saving Cash and Carbon Salix Finance Ltd is an independent, not for profit company funded by The Department for Energy and Climate Change, The Welsh Assembly Government and The Scottish Government via The Carbon Trust. Salix works in partnership with The Higher Education Funding Council for England on its Revolving Green Fund. Why not cut your energy bill?

28 Thank You 25 Southampton Buildings, London WC2A 1AL t: f: Salix Finance Ltd is an independent, not for profit company funded by The Department for Energy and Climate Change, The Welsh Assembly Government and The Scottish Government via The Carbon Trust. Salix works in partnership with The Higher Education Funding Council for England on its Revolving Green Fund.


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