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Sodexo and UCL awarded Silver Food for Life Catering Mark

Marking a commitment to providing healthy and sustainable food, Sodexo has achieved the Silver Food for Life Catering Mark at UCL. The university's catering partner since 2014, Sodexo serves over 26,000 students across UCL's Bloomsbury campus.
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Published: Aug 11, 2015 12:17:00 PM

UCL a finalist in the 2015 Green Gown Awards

Now in their eleventh year, the Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities and colleges across the UK. And UCL is a finalist in these awards for its pioneering approach to reducing vehicles on its Bloomsbury campus. More...

Published: Jul 10, 2015 10:11:00 AM

UCL launches platform to make energy data available to all

Each year, it costs around £14 million and produces over 60,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide to power UCL's estate and operations. And to manage this impact, we must be able to map and measure it.
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Published: Jul 1, 2015 10:01:00 AM

UCLIC launches hunt to find technological solutions to green challenges

With support from the UCL Sustainability Team, the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC) is looking for students to develop innovative uses for technology to help make the university more sustainable. The competition has a £500 prize and the winning entry may be implemented across UCL. More...

Published: Jun 12, 2015 12:51:00 PM

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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