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Environment and Energy

 

The Environment and Energy Section 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 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 environment@admin.cam.ac.uk and the relevant person in the section will get back to you. 


Joanna ChamberlainHead of Environment and Energy – Joanna Chamberlain

I aim to develop strategic approaches to managing and reducing the environmental impact of the University. I also work to engage with national and international groups on environmental 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.


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 Travel & Transport team


Interim Transport Manager  – Andrew Coleman

I am responsible for implementing the University’s Travel Plan and the North West Cambridge Development Travel Plan, which supports staff to travel sustainably to work, at work and for work.

Please contact me for feedback or queries regarding the Universal bus, the University's pool bike system, car sharing clubs, electric charging points and cycle parking. I also can help you to encourage more cycling, walking and use of public transport.


Transport Coordinator – Sara Aziz

My role is focused on sustainable transport at the University (University’s Travel Plan) and the North West Cambridge Development.

Please contact me  for information on transport across the University or if you require any support or advice on implementing sustainable transport initiatives within your department. I can also provide information on bike services, the pool car system or personalised travel planning for new residents.

 


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.

 

Also, 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.


The Carbon & Energy Team


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.


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.


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 – Currently Vacant

I help the University in using energy more efficiently in its operational buildings, complying with all the relevant rules and regulations and making sure that it doesn’t pay more than it has to for its energy and water.

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 Environment and Energy team is to facilitate all aspects of utilities supplied to the University estate.

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 Coordinator (Maternity Cover) – Colin Nye

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

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 Coordinator – Zulfiye Ozturk

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

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 Assitant - 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.

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. 

 


Sustainable Labs Coordinator – Martin Howes

I lead the Green Labs initiative, which aims to improve the environmental performance of our labs and research facilities.

Please contact me for advice to make your lab more efficient or if you have any queries regarding the Equipment Replacement Programme. Also, I can provide advice on chemicals and materials, waste, water, equipment and building services.


The Environment Team


Peter LumbInterim Environmental Manager – Peter Lumb

I develop and maintain the University’s Environmental Management System, and lead my 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 advice on complying with environmental legislation, including Trade Effluent consents and Waste Duty of Care, or if you would like an environmental audit for your building.


Environmental Coordinator – Currently Vacant

I lead the University's Green Impact initiative, deliver other 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 about participation in the University's environmental accreditation scheme, Green Impact, or if you want us to help you improving the environmental performance of your workplace. I can also advise you on waste management and recycling practices in your building.


Environmental Coordinator – Gráinne Kennedy

My role is divided between improving engagement with sustainability issues, managing the Environment and Energy Coordinators network, supporting the Environmental Management System and the realisation of plans under Site Travel Plans.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need help to communicate sustainability messages across your department or if you are interested in environmental training or events in your building.


Living Lab Coordinator – Amy Munro-Faure

My work involves mainly managing the Living Lab for Sustainability, including support for student projects and Summer Internships.

Contact me if you want support, information (and sometimes funding) for students working on sustainability at the University, whether as part of your course/research or outside of it.

 


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 environment@admin.cam.ac.uk and the relevant person in the section will get back to you.