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Living in UCL accommodation? Get Student Switch Off Volunteer Training

We're looking for enthusiastic, environmentally-minded students currently living in UCL accommodation to become ambassadors for the Student Switch off campaign. More...

Published: Oct 9, 2015 1:44:00 PM

All departments encouraged to take part in UCL's Green Impact programme

Green Impact, UCL's annual sustainability programme is now live for the 2015-16 period, and all departments and divisions are encouraged to take part.  More...

Published: Sep 28, 2015 2:52:00 PM

'Whole Earth?' environmental exhibition comes to Gordon Square Gardens

A new free exhibition will run in Gordon Square Gardens from the 21st September - 16th October, tackling the environmental challenges we face in a changing and increasingly interconnected world.  More...

Published: Sep 23, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Sustainability excellence showcased at the UCL Green Impact Awards

UCL action for sustainability was celebrated this week at the Sustainability Team's annual Green Impact Awards. Vice-Provost Professor Anthony Smith, Professor Graham Hart, Dean of the Faculty of Population Health Sciences and the Sustainability Team paid tribute to the remarkable efforts of staff and students in creating a more sustainable UCL.  More...

Published: Sep 17, 2015 11:26:00 AM

Construction resources

UCL is committed to the sustainable development of our estate. Our Sustainable Design Specification commits our building and refurbishment projects to meeting strict environmental standards. This may be through BREEAM for our larger projects or Ska for refurbishments. The projects use the methodology most appropriate to the work being carried out and the Sustainability Team plays an active role in supporting these to achieve the best performance. 

Sustainable Design Specification

  • This document details UCL’s strategy for the delivery of sustainable estate. 
  • Download as pdf.

Project Sustainability Assessment Procedure

  • This document outlines the process by which sustainability assessments for construction and refurbishment projects will be carried out at UCL. 
  • Download as pdf.

Carbon Appraisal Methodology

  • This document uses the BISRIA whole life costing methodology and a carbon calculation to determine the best solutions for UCL, both financially and in terms of carbon. 
  • Download as pdf.

Carbon Appraisal Tool

  • This tool supports teams in the application of the UCL Carbon Appraisal Methodology. This enables users to calculate the carbon implications of decisions using a few simple figures. 
  • Download as Excel file.

Sustainability Code of Practice for Contractors

  • This document details the expectations of contractors working on the UCL site or on behalf of UCL with regard to the environment and local communities. 
  • Download as pdf

Mini Ska Tool

  • This is a cut down version of the RICS Ska methodology which has been adapted for UCL use on small projects. 
  • Download as Excel file

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