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UCL achieves Ska Gold rating for Whittington Hospital refurbishment

UCL has successfully achieved its first Ska Gold certificate for its refurbishment project in the Whittington Hospital. This rating represents environmental best practice in terms of reducing waste, using more sustainable materials, installing highly efficient lighting, and water saving toilets.   More...

Published: Mar 27, 2014 12:31:00 PM

WARPit Competition Now On

Between Tuesday 18th, until Friday 28th February, the member of staff that lists the most items* on UCL's WARPit site will win some brilliant Fairtrade prizes (as well as the knowledge that you’re making a real reduction to our environmental impact!) More...

Published: Feb 18, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Green Volunteering Fair - Wednesday 12th February

Come along to UCLU and Green UCL’s Green Volunteering Fair, 6-8pm on Wednesday 12th February 2014 to find out about a huge variety of ways to make a positive environmental impact.  More...

Published: Feb 7, 2014 10:46:00 AM

Green Impact February League Table

The latest results of the Green Impact are in! As always, big congratulations to all teams involved - we have a record number of teams taking part and nearly 600 actions taken as a result of the programme so far. More...

Published: Feb 6, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Olga Parkes, Dr Paola Lettieri and Prof David Bogle (Chemical Engineering): Towards Defining A Quantitative Methodology to Enhance the Sustainability Performance of Major International Events.

At present, companies all over the world include sustainable development in their strategic management plans. Many Sustainability Assessment (SA) tools are being developed to assist with evaluation of various projects, industrial processes and enterprises. The choice of SA tool depends on the scope and nature of a project. Large international events such as the Olympic Games are unique projects and sustainability assessment of such mega-events is a complex task. It requires careful consideration of interactions and trade-offs between environmental, social and economic indicators of each phase of the project. This poster provides the results of the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study carried out to compare various technologies of energy production from waste generated at the London Olympic Park. The results of the LCA study identify the most feasible solutions and the objective functions for future optimisation of alternative design options.
Keywords: Sustainability Assessment, Life Cycle Assessment, London Olympic Park, Waste Management.