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Environment and Energy

 

Saving energy and keeping cool: chiller equipment replacement success!

29 September 2017

A project replacing chiller equipment at one of the University’s most energy-intensive facilities is now delivering huge energy savings! In 2016, the chiller plant at the Plant Growth Facility on the Botanic Gardens site was replaced and optimised. Despite being only 12 years old, the heavy loading on the equipment made it...

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Thousands get a first look at Eddington, the University’s newest development

29 September 2017

Approximately 4,000 members of the public experienced the many interesting aspects of Eddington on 9 September. Visitors took part in 25 different events which were led by the many different professionals who have all contributed to the development. Journeys were made into the Eddington of the past, as the archaeology and...

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Waste, a world record attempt and recycling

29 September 2017

‘Spotlight on’ months allow the Environment and Energy section to engage staff and students on one particular topic over an entire month. The first of these months in this academic year will take place in November and will be Spotlight on Waste month. The spotlight will be turned to Sustainable Research in February, and...

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Cycle repair stations, cycle support and celebrations

29 September 2017

Not even Storm Aileen could dampen the spirits of the University’s intrepid cyclists on 13 September - Cycle to Work Day. A photo competition on the day gave us an insight into the beautiful and sometimes interesting views that staff see as they cycle to work. The winner of the photo competition was Paul Brown of the...

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Meet our new Student Engagement Coordinator

29 September 2017

We are very happy to welcome Jaspyr Geddes-Rainbow into the Environment and Energy team. The role of Student Engagement Coordinator is a new one which we hope will greatly improve interaction between the University’s students and the work that the University is doing to improvement its environmental performance. We have...

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Leading the way - sustainable student societies

29 September 2017

During your time at the University of Cambridge you will have an opportunity to experience so many things, to develop as an individual and to make this world of ours a better place. Student societies play a pivotal part in all of this good work and this month we would like to profile a few of the societies that you can get...

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Making a difference at the College level – Green Officers

29 September 2017

Improving the environmental performance of the University of Cambridge requires the commitment of hundreds, if not thousands, of people and one group that go above and beyond to contribute, are Green Officers. Green Officers are students with a passion for sustainability who volunteer their time to improve the...

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Come see Eddington - the sustainable community of the future

31 August 2017

It is not often that we have the chance to peek behind the curtain and see how a community or a building works, but that is exactly what will happen on 9 September when Eddington is open to the public as part of Open Cambridge . Eddington, the largest single capital project in the University’s history, is a development...

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Celebrate cycling – Cycle to Work Day 13 September

31 August 2017

September is a great time to cycle. The days are fresh and you can enjoy the changing colours of the season as you pedal along. The national event aims to increase the number of people cycling to work and is also an opportunity for staff who already cycle, to recognise the positive impact cycling has on their health...

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Meet our new Sustainable Labs Coordinator

31 August 2017

The University carries out a vast amount of research which has a significant environmental impact. The new Sustainable Labs Coordinator, Martin Howes, will be working with University laboratories, helping them to become more sustainable. Read on to find out more about the newest member of the Environment and Energy team...

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