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Environment and Energy

The University of Cambridge is committed to reducing its environmental impact, with a dedicated Environment and Energy Section within Estate Management leading on carbon reduction and a range of strategic and operational initiatives. Networks of staff and students support these efforts.

This website provides information, advice and resources to support this work as well as information on what the University is doing both operationally and academically.

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Tackling our own environmental challenges

It might be considered that, because the University is home to so many talented and open-minded people, gaining efficiencies in energy use would be a simple problem to fix. However, the University’s annual report 2013 highlights that this strength is also a challenge.

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       Watch our video to learn more about Green Impact from last year’s team members

     What is Green Impact?

Greenlines: sustainability newsletter

Download Greenlines, the University’s sustainability newsletter. A monthly update for staff and students to keep you informed about environment and energy news at Cambridge.

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Latest news

'Green Guide for Universities' released

17 October 2014

The International Alliance of Research Universities has released its 'Green Guide for Universities', containing information and case studies on member institutions' activities towards improving sustainable estates and campuses. Pathways towards Sustainability The guide consists of nine chapters that address key areas for...

NWCD Masterplan wins top honour at World Architecture Festival

2 October 2014

Aecom has won the ‘Future Projects – Masterplanning’ Award of the Year for the North West Cambridge Development masterplan at the World Architecture Festival 2014 in Singapore. "We are thrilled that the AECOM masterplan has been recognised at the World Architectural Festival. The masterplan reflects the character and...