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Environment Team Annual Review 11 th June 2009 Dr Emma J Fieldhouse EMWG.

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1 Environment Team Annual Review 11 th June 2009 Dr Emma J Fieldhouse EMWG

2 What did we achieve in 2008/9?

3 Overview Coverage over each of the work areas Includes some of the problems as well as successes The year in pictures Plans for 2009/10

4 Work Themes for the Environment Team Energy Waste Water Biodiversity/Land management Building/Construction & Renovation Transport Procurement Corporate Social Responsibility (& H&S) Legal Compliance Policy Communication Environmental Management Systems

5 ENERGY £1 Million Salix/HEFCE won for energy efficiency Completion of the metering project at non- residential buildings Display Energy Certificates for main campus buildings Keith Greener – Energy Manager - commences in post in May 2009 Combined Heat & Power feasibility completed & approved by ESC subject to finance paper

6 WASTE Recycling scheme saved £25,000 last year and is on target to achieve £40,000 this year – recycling rate is maintained at c.50% by weight 3 full waste audits of recycling scheme show contamination is mainly in student areas Golden Bin Challenge – more comms work is needed Waste contract changed and inefficient sub- contractors removed – in progress Clinical waste review and new procedures to maintain compliance

7 BIODIVERSITY/LAND MANAGEMENT Review commenced in July 2009 SINC site in need of management work Biofuel boiler grant application for Percy Gee CHP partnership work in Estates Dept leading to project approval Library won local green award CONSTRUCTION/REFURBISHMENT

8 TRANSPORT Sustainable Travel Officer (Dr Sandra Lee) recruited Full desktop and site audit of water use at non-residential sites due to commence soon WATER

9 Fairtrade Fortnight celebrated with assistance from student volunteers Approximately 500 hours of student volunteer time used this year for waste auditing, communications, allotment project etc. Green League Table results will be in published in THE next Thursday 18 th June CSR ISSUES

10 Other Developments Environmental Strategy first draft ‘Universities that Count’ – environmental reporting process – results out soon Green League submission

11 Achievements this year Received Green Apple Awards for BGW and the recycling scheme Sound Impact Awards – Student Union achieved a ‘silver’ award this year Recognised again for our ‘Positive Contribution to the Environment’ by the Leicester Environment P’ship Sponsored by Everards – p’ship with them to continue


13 Any questions?

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