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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 lead on the collation of the University’s sustainability data and the process for data assurance; the production of the University’s annual Environmental Sustainability report; and the implementation of the University’s Environmental Management System (EMS).

You can contact me for information on the University's annual Environmental Sustainability report and EMS, 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.


Ambreen Jahangir

Environmental Coordinator - Ambreen Jahangir 

I lead the University's communication and engagement initiatives, coordinate waste management and recycling programmes, offer advice on and monitor the University's compliance with environmental legal requirements, 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.


Picture of Susie Cook

Sustainability Communications & Engagement Coordinator – Susie Cook

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 and at work.  I oversee the delivery of initiatives and projects including the car parking programme, cycling at work schemes, car clubs and autonomous vehicles.  

Please contact me for feedback or queries regarding the car parking policy and the pool bike scheme. 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.

 


Jo BealeTransport Coordinator – Jo Beale

My role is focused on sustainable transport at the University, in particular walking and cycling initiatives. I also manage the University travel surveys.

Contact me if you have any questions about walking and cycling facilities around the University, or survey data.

 

 


Transport Coordinator – Stewart BethellStewart Bethell

I am responsible for the delivery of sustainable transport initiatives and monitoring relating to the implementation of the North West Cambridge Development Travel Plan. I also support the development and implementation of individual building travel plans across the university estate as well as managing a range of initiatives such as pool bikes and cycle maintenance sessions to encourage staff to use more sustainable transport modes.

Please contact me for feedback or queries regarding the Universal bus, the University's pool bike scheme, borrow-a-bike, Dr bike sessions, car clubs and personalised travel planning. I can help you to realise the benefits of more cycling, walking and use of public transport.


Jess Cunningham

Transport Advisor (Strategic Projects) – Jess Cunningham

My role is to ensure that the University’s Estate Management Department is informed about Strategic Transport Projects being delivered by our external partners and where required co-ordinate the University’s response to engagements and consultations. I also act as a conduit for information between our external partner project teams and the broader University Departments as well as supporting opportunities for collaboration.

Please Contact me me if you have any queries regarding transport schemes being delivered by our external partners.


The Carbon & Energy Team

Sally Pidgeon


Deputy Head of Sustainability – 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.


Assistant Energy Manager – Max Shone

My main role is to focus on the continuous improvement of our estate’s utility metering network, since accurate and timely energy and water consumption data is fundamental to the success of our goals to reduce our environmental impact.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you want better visibility of your energy and water use, to help meet your environmental targets.


Energy Coordinator (Maternity Cover) – Fiona Tonyin

My role within the Sustainability 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 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. 


Jess HaskellEnergy Assistant (Colleges) - Lorraine Lorimer

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.

 


Katarina McCartneyCarbon Manager – Katarina McCartney

My focus is on reducing our scope 3 carbon emissions. I will be working with the team and stakeholders to consider the most significant and accessible scope 3 emission areas; including work on data collection, setting targets and planning and implementing projects to reduce these indirect emissions, upstream and downstream in the University’s value chain.

Please contact me for any queries on our scope 3 carbon emissions.

 


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 Construction Manager – 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.