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A new approach to recycling at UCL

As part of UCL’s ongoing work to improve recycling rates, a new approach to waste and recycling is being introduced across the university. This includes a new way to segregate waste, the introduction of hundreds of news bins and a unified waste signage scheme.  More...

Published: Sep 19, 2014 11:02:00 AM

New bike racks installed around UCL

As part of UCL's ongoing work to improve cycling facilities for staff and students, the UCL Sustainability Team have completed the installation of new parking spaces for 181 bikes around the Bloomsbury campus.  More...

Published: Aug 19, 2014 9:30:00 AM

UCL engineers work with contractors to boost biodiversity

The replacement of air handling equipment on a roof at 1-19 Torrington Place has been used to trial an innovative approach to working with UCL's contractors to boost biodiversity.  More...

Published: Aug 12, 2014 2:02:00 PM

Green UCL Annual Report published 

Green UCL’s Annual Report for 2012-13 is now ready. This report showcases examples of best practice and sets out our progress in creating a more sustainable UCL. More...

Published: Aug 5, 2014 3:54:00 PM

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.