Zero Carbon Buildings
In 2018/19 UCL’s carbon emissions from heating, cooling, powering and lighting our buildings were 55,000 tonnes. We would need to plant 1 million trees to absorb that amount of carbon.
We have committed to net zero carbon buildings by 2024; take a look at some of our initiatives below.
UCL research shows that climate change is already a global emergency.
Using our innovation, research and collaborative spirit UCL has the opportunity demonstrate how it is not only possible to limit warming to 1.5°C, but also that this offers a more equitable, healthier and happier future.
Our goal is to have net zero carbon buildings by 2024, and to be a net zero carbon institution by 2030.
UCL is powered by 100% renewable electricity and we have lots of solar PV.
Our 1960's heating system is transitioning to zero carbon heating.
We've committed to reduce energy consumption by 40% by 2024.
Our Heating and Cooling Policy keeps people at a compfortable temperature whislt reducing energy use.
Sustainability is at the heart of our Transforming UCL programme.
Our Carbon Accountability Scheme helps departments reduce their carbon footprint.