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University of Bradford wins Environment Award

19 June 13

Left to right: Russell Smith, Frances Johnson, Simon Duarri, the Right Honourable Ed Davey, the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Sue Carter and Peter Jackson

The University of Bradford has once again been recognised for its sustainability efforts, winning the Yorkshire Post Environment Award for Climate Change.

Members of the University’s Estates and Facilities team collected the coveted Yorkshire Post Award from the Right Honourable Ed Davey Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, at the Queens Hotel, Leeds. The award acknowledges ten years of dedicated team work to both decarbonise and green the University.

Last year the University reduced carbon emission caused by its built environment by 35% and is widely recognised inside and outside the sector as leaders in carbon management; using a wide ranging approach from, cladding buildings to controlling building better with computerised control systems.

As well as reducing its impact on the environment, the University now benefits from lower utility costs than in 2005, resulting in a business benefit whilst reducing risk in a time where energy future is uncertain.

Over the same period the campus has been steadily ‘greened’ by planting a significant number of edible species and herbs including amongst others rhubarb, potatoes, gooseberries, red currents, chives, thyme and rosemary.

The Yorkshire Post Award is notable and the University is on its way to achieve its 2020 target of a 50% carbon reduction and the aspirational goal of a 75% reduction.

19 June 13

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