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EAUC-Scotland Event
Campus Sustainability
Programme (CaSPr)
11th May 2009, Dundee
Universities and Colleges Climate Commitment
Quick Wins
David Somervell, Sustainability Adviser,
University of Edinburgh Estates & Buildings
Tel 0131 650 2073 [email protected]
Energy & Sustainability Office www.eso.ed.ac.uk
Transport & Parking Office www.transport.ed.ac.uk
Context for the Commitment
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Climate Change and Peak Oil
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Stern et al: We need to invest now
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What’s needed?
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Energy Efficiency / CO2 Strategy
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Waste Reduction / Resource Mgt
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Risk Management
Global Energy Consumption 1860-2000
Source: UN IPCC TAR 2001
“Global Warming
is Unequivocal”
Rising
atmospheric
temperature
Rising sea level
Reductions in
North Hemisphere
snow cover
Source: UN IPCC AR4 2007
Surface
Meltwater on
Greenland
Icecap
Summer melt
descending
into a moulin a vertical shaft
carrying water
to ice sheet base
Source: Roger Braithwaite,
University of Manchester
Extreme droughts will plague sub-Saharan Africa. Children stand behind one of
thousands of livestock that died from thirst in southern Ethiopia. [REUTERS March 2006]
Faced with Climate Change and
Peak Oil – what’s needed?
1. Interested, Enthusiastic People
2. Senior Management Support
3. Integrated Institutional Approach
4. Allocation of Resources (Money)
5. Utilities Infrastructure upgrade
Cost Effective Measures Now & Future
Integrated Institution-wide Approach
• An Energy / Carbon Management Policy
• Commit to invest “X%” of Utility Spend
• Allocate Management Responsibility
• Whole Life Cost / Best Value
• Holistic / Whole Institution Approach
Combined Heat and Power
• GE Jenbacher
612 Engine
3 CHP generate £1m saving / yr
10 Steps
you might find helpful
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Calculate your Carbon Footprint
6 Metering, Monitoring and
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Targeting utilities consumption
Charles Stewart House
Electricity Usage
Typical Daily Load Profile
Pre Campaign
Post Launch
Potential Savings
250
200
kWh
150
100
50
0
1:00
4:00
7:00
10:00
13:00
Time
16:00
19:00
22:00
6 Seek help with your Carbon
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Management Programme
• Higher Education Carbon Management (HECM)
• Carbon Management Lite
• Low Carbon Consultants
• Staff and students within your institution
4 Adopt a formal
Carbon Reduction Policy
“The University aims to reduce
CO2 emissions 40% by 2010”
- Utilities Policy 2003
www.eso.ed.ac.uk/energy
5 Controlling the Building Energy
Management Systems …
6 Find the money to pay for the
Carbon Management work
Bid for funds in house + keep an ear to the ground:
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Defra / EST Community Energy programme
EST Local Energy Efficiency Advice Centres
Low Carbon Building Programme (LCBP)
EST Transport Energy Consultancy Support
Carbon Trust SSA / SSM / CHP / DA / HECM / CML
Salix Finance for Public Sector Organisations
Scottish Biomass Support Scheme
Sustrans Local Cycling Infrastructure Funds
Regional Development Agencies
7 Raise awareness of energy cost
and consumption with all users
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Campaign Website
Newsletter
The Bulletin
Posters/Stickers
Thermometers
Coasters/Drip Mats
Download our materials from
www.eso.ed.ac.uk/energy
 Switch off lights when leaving a room
 Turn off printers/copiers, etc at the end of the day
 Report any heating problems through your EBIS rep
 Avoid leaving taps running
 Only cool an area when occupied / necessary
www.eso.ed.ac.uk/energy
8 Engage with academic community
9 Engage with wider FHE sector
Edinburgh:
Founded in 1582
Now 425 years old …
and in 400 years time?
10 Embed strategy in your place