可持续发展战略

该大学宣布 气候紧急 2019年7月.  2020年9月,大学行政部门批准了一项新的 可持续发展战略2020 - 2030 which reviewed the carbon journey since 2008/9 baseline – pages 14 &15,以1为基础进行预测.该大学的目标是升温5度 to reduce its direct 而且 indirect GHGe emissions to be net zero by 2030 from a new baseline year 2018/19, 16 - 19页.      

碳减排目标   

2020/21年度碳减排SMART目标

大学的目标是:

  • 5% p.a. 在范围1和2中减少碳排放 & 3,以2018-19年为基准,从2020年到2030年;

These targets will secure a 50% reduction in emissions from the 2018-19 baseline in a 1.升温5度的情景. 到2030年实现净零排放, the remaining emissions will need to be balanced with carbon removals, 例如在管理的林地植树, managing university l而且 for maximum soil health 而且 carbon sequestration.  新黄金城集团将为行业自有碳抵消计划做出贡献.

Annual quantitative 而且 qualitative targets are set 而且 the sustainability budget identifies specific projects to be achieved throughout the year. 请参阅新黄金城集团可持续性目标2021 - 22所示.

Carbon reduction projects completed this year include expansion of our PV capacity by 201% by extending PV on 3 buildings increasing capacity by 272 kWp.  Projects to be completed by March 2023 include renewable energy generation through solar PV, installation of Building Management System (BMS) 而且 smart LED lighting totalling £1,076,628. 

碳排放

针对2021-22年目标和历史数据的进展情况:

Non Carbon Quantitative 而且 Qualitative 目标 for all areas

新黄金城集团的总体碳排放目标相比的表现. The University measures 而且 reports on carbon emissions in three ways:

1. 绝对的排放

范围1 & 2019-20年间,绝对排放量* (tCO2e)增加了12% & 2020-21 but this is still a decline of 2% from the baseline year 2018/19. 参见图1. 按绝对值计算, the University’s energy consumption of natural gas 而且 electricity increased from 15,2018/19至16年度157 MWh,在2020 - 380兆瓦21, representing an 8% absolute increase in energy consumption during the period. To achieve Net Zero against carbon emission targets, energy will need to reduce on average by 8.较2018/19基准年增长4%. 供暖/燃气碳排放基准年数据为1,782 GHGe will need to reduce an average of 149 GHGe tonnes per annum during the life of the strategy. 电力碳排放基准年图1,398 CO2e will need to reduce on average of 117 GHGe tonnes per annum. 新黄金城集团显然没有达到新黄金城集团的目标. 今年的气温略高,白昼减少了4%. Covid has had a significant affect 而且 we have had to increase air flows in classrooms 而且 by keeping windows open gas consumption 而且 electricity consumption have both increased.

2.车队碳排放量减少了58.5% from last year; 而且 71% down from our baseline, 2018/19. Covid has obviously been a hugely significant factor in helping to reduce our fleet absolute emissions over the first two years of setting these stretching targets.

In relation to the number of students 而且 staff at the University (tCO2e/FTE 而且 kWh/FTE)There has been a 9% decrease in the number of students 而且 staff full-time equivalent (FTE) since 2018/19. In 2009-2010, the University had a space energy intensity of 288 kWh/m2 GIA which reduced to 171 kWh/m2 GIA by 2019-2020, representing a 41% improvement indicating carbon reduction measures implemented throughout the estate are working. However, if we look at just the last two years the changes are less impressive. We have decreased our electricity emissions by 26% since the base year 2018-19 而且 just 6% change since last year. If we look at gas emissions these increased by 33% last year 而且 35% since the base year, due primarily to open windows 而且 increased heating due to Covid.

3.In relation to university buildings – floor space (tCO2e/sqm 而且 kWh/sqm))There has been a very minimal 1% increase in the size of the estate gross internal area (GIA) m2 since last year 而且 a 1.自基准年以来增长1%. We have 81,904 square metres of floor space on 3 major campuses. 范围1 & 2 emissions reduced just 2% since the base year 而且 increased 12% since last year.Scope 3 indirect carbon emissions Scope 3 emissions* have decreased by 10% since last year, 比基准年(2018/19)增加26%. This is due to much reduced travel activity due to Covid for both business use 而且 staff 而且 student commuting. 新黄金城集团制造了更少的废物,购买了更少的物品. 完整的细节在上面的链接.