Each year, it costs around £14 million to provide heat and electricity for UCL's buildings, that’s enough energy for 11,000 homes!
All this energy leads to over 60,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide being emitted into the atmosphere – the same as driving round the world 6,500 times.
In 2016 we launched a new Carbon Management Plan called Degrees of Change, which outlines how UCL will reduce its carbon emissions. We are aiming for a 15% saving by 2020.
We will achieve this by:
- Empowering the UCL community to make sustainable choices
- Creating a well-maintained, sustainable campus
- Supplying low carbon and renewable energy to UCL
- Buying better and sharing what we have
See how we’re doing in our 2016/17 carbon progress report.