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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

Melvin Wan (Psychology): Gardens by the Bay: Singapore’s Model for Sustainable Development

Occupying 101 hectares of land in Singapore, the Gardens by the Bay represents a futuristic vision of sustainable development. Designed in 2006, the Gardens by the Bay boasts of the world’s largest climate-controlled conservatories, housing diverse flora species including those from threatened habitats, aiming to be an educational model for sustainable development and conservation. The two glass biomes employ energy-efficient methods in cooling: solar heat gain is minimised by using specially selected glass; cooling is strategically done at the lower levels, allowing warmer air to rise and be vented out; air is dehumidified to enable faster cooling; and the electricity used is generated from horticultural waste collected. Outside the conservatories, solar panels and water collection systems are installed to harness solar power for lighting up the park and watering the plants. Employing state-of-the-art technology in its sustainability efforts, this stunning British-designed architecture is a strong statement in sustainable engineering.