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Environment and Energy

 

Meet the newest member of our team

25 July 2017

There have been some changes in the Environment and Energy team recently and we’d like to take this opportunity to welcome one of our new team members, Colin Nye. Colin is providing maternity leave cover for the role of Energy Coordinator. 1. Name: Colin Nye 2. Position: Energy Coordinator 3. What does this position entail...

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Harnessing wind power in a different way at Chemistry

25 July 2017

Extracting air safely from the Chemistry department’s 322 fume cupboards takes a lot of power and involves 37 fan systems that have been installed at various times over the building's lifetime. Until recently, the building’s fume exhaust system operated at a constant power consumption to meet the criteria for a worst case...

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Collaboration and new ideas with the Carbon Challenge

25 July 2017

The winner of the Carbon Challenge was announced at our recent Cambridge Green Challenge awards . The announcement followed a number of months of project development and collaboration between students and staff from different departments. The Challenge brief was for teams to research, develop and prepare the business case...

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Exceedingly good sustainability – four University of Cambridge projects lead the way

25 July 2017

At last month’s University of Cambridge Green Challenge awards, a number of teams of staff and students were rewarded for their work to improve the environmental performance of their places of work and study. While the majority of teams had spent the year focusing on a ‘workbook’ of sustainability actions set out by the...

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Triple awards success for the University of Cambridge

25 July 2017

This month, the University of Cambridge has been recognised for its sustainability efforts under two separate awards schemes. The University is a finalist in the Sustainability category of the TUCO Awards , run by The University Caterers Organisation, and is also a finalist for two categories of the Green Gown Awards, run...

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Cambridge North train station is open

23 June 2017

Cambridge North station welcomed its first customers last month. Located in Chesterton, the station will provide a connection point for commuters in the North of the city. Cambridge North will eventually see up to 3,000 passengers taking to its platforms each day. Cyclists and foot passengers can access the station from...

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A year of student experience in the Living Lab

23 June 2017

The end of the academic year allowed time for reflection and celebration in what has been a busy year for the Living Laboratory for Sustainability. The 'Living Lab' provides opportunities for Cambridge students to develop their skills and improve the environmental performance of the University estate through projects...

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Our student sustainability leaders

23 June 2017

Every year, the University of Cambridge's Green Impact programme sees many students getting involved and working hard to promote sustainability within their Colleges and departments. Some students stand out in this work and become leaders in their College, improving environmental performance and inspiring others to do the...

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Reporting on our environmental performance – 2016 report

23 June 2017

The Environmental Sustainability Report 2016 is now available. This is the University of Cambridge's first such report, which details its progress towards meeting the goals set out in the University’s Environmental Sustainability, Vision, Policy and Strategy . Divided into nine areas, including energy and carbon, water...

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A Wolfson in green clothing – award winners announced at ceremony

23 June 2017

On 21 June the University of Cambridge presented its 2017 'Cambridge Green Challenge' awards. The ceremony recognised the efforts of staff and students who had worked this year to improve the environmental performance of their places of work and study. Wolfson College’s Lee Hall provided a great venue for the 140 attendees...

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