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Green Matters


UCl Green Mission

Environmental Sustainability is a core value at UCL.  The UCL Environmental Sustainability team has been working with UCL staff and students to understand the scale of the Institution's impacts on the environment and identify ways to address these impacts. 

UCL’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy is based on five core aims:

  • To create a sustainable campus
  • To enable and empower all UCL communities to address their environmental sustainability effects
  • To provide the education, advancement, dissemination and application of sustainable development
  • To maximise the wider impact of UCL’s environmental sustainability activities at a local, regional, national and international level
  • To become a leader across the HE sector in terms of environmental sustainability
UCL's Targets and Commitments are:
  • 85% recycling of operational wastes by 2015
  • 100% HCFC phase-out in air conditioning systems by 2015
  • All new build achieves BREEAM (New Construction) Excellent, or equivalent
  • All minor refurbishment work achieve RICS Ska Gold where appropriate
  • 10% reduction in delivery vehicles on campus by 2014 (based on 2011 baseline)
  • Reduce water consumption by 10% by 2014 against 2009/10 baseline
  • Introduce at least 50m2 of new, biodiverse urban space by 2014
  • Achieve Food for Life catering marks Silver standard by 2014
  • Achieve EcoCampus Platinum standard by mid-2014 & ISO 14001 by 2014
  • All departments to participate in Green Impact by 2015
  • Achieve Level 5 in the Sustainable Procurement Flexible Framework by 2014

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