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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.

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

UCL's transformation explored by Artist in Residence

The construction and demolition projects taking place as part of UCL's transformation have been brought to life by the Department of Chemistry's Artist in Residence.

Published: May 28, 2015 2:51:00 PM

The Sustainability Team

UCL’s Environmental Sustainability Team works with the UCL community to embed sustainability into projects, processes and behaviours at UCL and beyond.

We have a vision for UCL to become a leader in the field of sustainability; through excellence in multidisciplinary academic teaching and research; by creating a culture of collaboration, innovation and action, and through the sustainable development and use of our estate.

See the profiles below to find out more about our work. 

Richard Jackson: Director, Sustainability

Address: 1-19 Torrington Place
Phone No: N/A
Expertise: Since taking up his position at University College London in 2011, Richard Jackson has been leading the development and implementation of UCL's environmental sustainability strategy. Currently creating the new ES team at the University, Richard is putting focus on developing the University’s strategy and taking forward some immediate projects.

Tony Overbury: Sustainability Manager (Waste and Resources)

Address: 1-19 Torrington Place
Phone No: N/A
Expertise: Tony has a cross-cutting role on the UCL Sustainability Team, regularly collaborating with academic departments as well as Estates, Facilities and Procurement. This includes leading the development of strategies for sustainable procurement, waste reduction and increasing recycling. At the core of this work is an acknowledgement that smarter use and reuse of resources are a vital part of creating more sustainable organisations. Supporting the university’s core aims, Tony uses his role to support a variety of academic projects that use UCL’s campus as a test bed for research. Leading the development and implementation of UCL's Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan also forms part of this role, with the aim to improving biodiversity on UCL’s urban campus. In addition, Tony is the Estates Division Safety Officer.
Tony Overbury

Joanna Marshall-Cook: Energy Manager

Address: 1-19 Torrington Place
Phone No: N/A
Expertise: Joanna is working on a refresh of UCL’s carbon management plan – looking at how we can reduce energy consumption from our buildings and make it easier for staff and students to save energy and resources across campus. She is also improving the infrastructure for cycling, walking and public transport and working with project teams to embed sustainability into both our new buildings and refurbishments.
Joanna Marshall-Cook

Alex Green: Stakeholder and Communications Coordinator

Address: 1-19 Torrington Place
Phone No: N/A
Expertise: Alex’s work focuses on supporting staff and students to make positive environmental behaviour changes. As part of this, he focuses on supporting staff and students to take part in UCL Green Impact, Student Switch Off, and a variety of events and programmes throughout the year.
Alex Green

Evan Landy: Sustainability Officer

Address: 1-19 Torrington Place
Phone No: N/A
Expertise: Evan works with design teams during UCL refurbishment projects to ensure they meet our stringent sustainability standards. His priorities are to maximise occupant wellbeing, reduce energy consumption, procure sustainable materials and minimise waste. Evan’ also conducts environmental audits of UCL’s buildings, to identify, raise and resolve environmental issues and encourage best practise. He’s also involved in helping to make UCL a more pleasant place to study and work (so hopefully you’ll see more gardens and green roofs pop up over the next few years)
Evan Landy