The University recognises the performance in operation, of the vast majority of our buildings, requires close working between the estates' projects team 而且 maintenance staff in order to help us rise to the challenge of meeting our carbon targets.
We aim to provide spaces that enable health, wellbeing 而且 productivity for all our students 而且 staff 而且 have a development 而且 construction policy developed from the Green Building Council 提供更好的表现 审查.
We will continue to work with students to help us match their needs to our requirements, utilising projects where ever possible.
Our current targets 而且 some examples of how we are going to achieve them can be found in this document:
We are working with our construction supply chain to help them map the manufacturing locations of university suppliers 而且 have added in key performance indicators as the start of this process in both 较小的合同 而且 £1m 加上合同. We have targeted this supply chain because of its relatively high value to begin this work.
The University has created a digital twin pilot of the Sheila Scott building on our St Johns campus with the goal to contribute to the decarbonisation program. A digital twin is a live model of a building 而且 allows the users to view all live data of the environment, 比如温度, 湿度, 二氧化碳浓度和占用率. The data is collected via various sensors 而且 metering systems. In addition to these sensors, electricity 而且 gas usage is monitored through metering. The data collected by the sensors feeds to the digital twin will allow the University to suggest proper changes to the equipment or settings to improve building efficiency 而且 save carbon.
The University currently had a team of student researchers investigating “Integrating Stakeholder Needs with Digital Twin Data”. This vital research goal was to analyse stakeholder feedback 而且 observational data alongside the digital twin. This human element is a vital part of a digital project. They identified the stakeholders that engaged in building operations 而且 retrieved information that is known to the building operation. With the data gathered they created a case that will help us identify the in-depth human factors in the building. You can watch a video of their research here.
查看当前 display energy certificate (DEC) ratings.
All tenderers for new projects are made aware of these objectives 而且 the University’s commitment to sustainability. They are referred to the institution’s 可持续性 Construction 而且 Refurbishment Policy 而且 relevant strategies (energy, 水, transport waste 而且 biodiversity) 而且 targets.