One of the first institutions to sign up to our
Higher Education Carbon Management service, King's College London
has progressed from small-scale action to challenging refurbishment
and renewable energy projects.
Seeing the results
As a result, the College cut its CO2 emissions by
over 3,000 tonnes within the first year of implementing its Carbon
Management programme and now factors energy efficiency into every
estate management decision.
With the full implementation of its Carbon Management
plan, King's stands to generate cumulative savings of £4.4 million.
These savings helped it become one of the first 12 organisations to
achieve the Carbon Trust Standard, win
a Green Gown award and support its aim of working towards achieving
Energy management and building refurbishment
Salix funding has assisted the College implement the
broad range of actions. These have included increasing control of
its buildings' energy consumption, principally through new controls
on lighting and temperature. And, with the confidence gained from
successful collaboration with the Carbon Trust, it has taken an
adventurous approach to projects, which have encompassed Grade I
listed buildings and research laboratories and made use of bespoke
building energy management systems, chilled beams, ground source
heat pumps and solar power.
At a glance
- Total potential financial savings: £4.4
- CO2 emissions cut in the first year: 3,000+
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