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Sustainability

 

The Sustainability Team works closely with staff and students to share best practice, support behaviour change and strategies, and hear what you need to reduce the University’s environmental impact. We implement and support the University in reducing its environmental impact, energy use and carbon emissions. If you are a member of staff or student at the University of Cambridge and would like advice or have a query, please email sustainability@admin.cam.ac.uk and the relevant person in the section will get back to you. 


Joanna ChamberlainHead of Sustainability – Joanna Chamberlain

I am responsible for the long-term strategic planning and implementation of programmes, projects, policies and initiatives to improve the University's sustainability and meet its ambitious commitments for carbon reduction. I also engage with national and international groups on sustainability issues. 

Please contact me for strategic and operational advice on environmental sustainability matters or if you want senior level support to look at how the organisation’s sustainability targets and plans can translate into action.


Paula Wheldon

Administrator and PA to Head of Section – Paula Wheldon

I coordinate the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) collections, record applications for funding for the Equipment Replacement Programme, and coordinate distribution of annual Display Energy Certificates.

I can help you to address your environmental query to the best person within the team. Also please contact me for financial queries or if you want further information on the above initiatives.


The Environment Team


Clare Palferman

Environmental Manager (job share) – Clare Palferman

I develop and maintain the University’s Environmental Management System, and together with my job share, we lead our team in order to achieve the environmental-focused targets of the University’s Environmental Sustainability Policy and Strategy, including embedding a culture of sustainable behaviours.  

You can contact me for information on the University's Environmental Management System, including responses to environmental or pollution incidents.


Rachel Steward

Environmental Manager (job share) – Rachel Steward

I am supporting work which aims to enhance and improve biodiversity on the University’s estate, and together with my job share, we lead our team to help engage people at a local level to achieve the targets set out in the University’s Environmental Sustainability Policy and Strategy.

You can contact me for advice on biodiversity, as well as for information on how the University's Schools, Departments and Institutes can engage with and help achieve the University's strategic environmental targets.


Peter Lumb

Environmental Coordinator – Peter Lumb

I lead the University's communication and engagement initiatives, coordinate waste management and recycling programmes, and support the implementation of the University’s Environmental Management System.

You can contact me if you want help or advice improving the environmental performance of your workplace. I can also advise you on waste management and recycling practices in your building, provide you with data on your building's waste performance, as well as information on compliance with environmental legal requirements, including Trade Effluent consents.


Jess Haskell

Sustainability Communications and Engagement Coordinator – Jess Haskell

I run the University's environmental engagement initiatives, including Green Impact and the Environment & Energy Coordinators network. I also manage a number of communication channels including the University's sustainability newsletter, Greenlines.

You can contact me if you're interested in any of the above initiatives, if you're looking to improve the environmental performance of your workplace, or if you have news or case studies you'd like to share in Greenlines.


The Travel & Transport team


Amanda NolanTransport Manager  (job share) – Amanda Nolan

I am responsible for implementing and monitoring the University’s Transport Strategy which supports staff to travel sustainably to work, at work and for work. I oversee the delivery of initiatives and projects including a review of the Car Parking Policy..

Please contact me for feedback or queries regarding the Universal bus, the University's CAMBike pool bike scheme, car clubs and fleet vehicles. I also can help you to encourage more cycling, walking and use of public transport.


Mike DaviesTransport Manager  (job share) – Mike Davies

I am responsible for implementing the North West Cambridge Development Travel Plan, and overseeing the delivery of aspects of the Transport Strategy including improvements to cycling and walking infrastructure, as well as a review of the Universal Bus Service.

Please contact me for feedback or queries regarding electric vehicle charging points and cycle parking. I also can help you to encourage more cycling, walking and use of public transport.

 


Joanne BealeTransport Coordinator – Joanne Beale

My role is focused on sustainable transport at the University, in particular walking and cycling initiatives. I also manage the Universal Bus contact with Whippet.

Contact me if you have any questions about walking and cycling facilities around the University, or the Universal bus service. 

 


Jess Cunningham

Transport Coordinator – Jess Cunningham

I ensure that the University’s Estate Management department is informed about Greater Cambridge Projects and where required co-ordinate the University’s responses to the GCP public consultations.

I act as a conduit for information between the GCP project teams and the broader University Departments as well as to support opportunities for collaboration. Contact me if you have any queries about these issues.


Hilary Holden

Parking Policy Project Manager – Hilary Holden

I am working as a long-term contractor employed to review the University’s parking policies and processes, and working with others to implement the changes.

I work with the Transport Manager, with guidance from the Transport Working Group to deliver the University’s Transport Strategy.


The Carbon & Energy Team

Sally Pidgeon


Carbon and Energy Manager – Sally Pidgeon

I lead the Carbon and Energy Team to ensure that our utilities are managed effectively and in accordance with legal requirements and the University’s own environmental aspirations. I am responsible for overseeing delivery of the University’s Carbon Reduction Strategy and for reporting on our progress against our carbon reduction targets. 

Please contact me for information on what we are doing to achieve our carbon reduction targets and to discuss how the Carbon and Energy Team might support you in reducing your energy use and carbon impact.

Adam Fjaerem


Building Energy Manager – Adam Fjaerem

My role is to identify and implement projects focused on reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions through the Energy and Carbon Reduction Project (ECRP).

Contact me for advice on identifying possible Energy and Carbon Reduction Projects in your building, or for information about ongoing projects such as the metering upgrade project, renewable energy schemes and improvements to our electric vehicle infrastructure.

Xiang Cheng


Building Energy Manager – Xiang Cheng

My role is to identify and implement projects focused on reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions through the Energy and Carbon Reduction Project (ECRP).

Please contact me  for advice on identifying possible Energy and Carbon Reduction Projects in your building, or for help with energy-related legal compliance issues and in-building live operational information.


Energy Manager – Greg NolanGreg Nolan

I’m responsible for utilities procurement and budget management to ensure the University is achieving legal compliance and fulfilling its statutory and regulatory obligations and own environmental aspirations in relation to energy and carbon.  I also lead on the identification and implementation of measures to reduce water consumption.

Click here to learn more about what a day in my role looks like.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any advice or queries related to utility, energy, legal compliance or high value queries.


Energy Coordinator – Bekki Ward

My role within the Sustainability team is to facilitate all aspects of utilities supplied to the University estate.

Click here to learn more about what a day in my role looks like.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any advice or queries related to utilities or energy. I can help you with building energy usage data, new supplies and disconnections, Display Energy Certificates (DEC), Feed-in-Tariff (FiTs) and Meter Operator (MOP) appointments.


Energy Assistant - Bruce Webb

My role focuses in dealing with utility bills on a day-to-day basis, including validation, processing/recording, and raising queries with regard to any discrepancies.

Click here to learn more about what a day in my role looks like.

I can help you with any queries regarding your utility bills or demand letters you may receive, including gathering relevant information to assist in their resolution, or escalating them if they become more complex. 


Energy Assistant - Fiona Tonyin

My role mainly focuses on the utility billing validation for Cambridge Colleges. This also includes liaising with suppliers and colleges regarding any discrepancies.

Please contact me regarding any queries regarding meter readings, reports and SystemsLink for Cambridge Colleges. I can also provide College support such as meter changes, and using the SystemsLink portal to access and use college data.

 


Assistant Carbon Manager – Martin Howes

I lead on calculation of the University's carbon emissions figures and on reducing the carbon impact of the University's labs and lab-based research.

Please contact me for advice on making your lab more efficient and the Equipment Replacement Programme, or for queries relating to the University's carbon emissions figures. 


Sustainable Building Advisor – Alexander Reeve

I help the University’s planning and design teams to improve the environmental performance of new build and refurbishment projects.

Please contact me for support on measuring the environmental impact of your new build and refurbishment projects. I can assess the viability of retrofit measures to reduce the environmental impact of existing buildings. I welcome (and share) feedback on the environmental performance of previous projects.


 

If you would like advice or have a query, please email sustainability@admin.cam.ac.uk and the relevant person in the section will get back to you.