Reading Uni bags £500k to boost energy efficiency

As part of Reading University’s sustainability programme, it has been given a boost of £500,000 in funding to support its green energy efforts. The University’s Carbon Management Plan aims to […]

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By Taryn Nixon

As part of Reading University’s sustainability programme, it has been given a boost of £500,000 in funding to support its green energy efforts.

The University’s Carbon Management Plan aims to be a leader in sustainability through lowering its carbon emissions by 35% by mid-2016.

To date, the University has cut its emissions by 23%, saving £7.4 million in the process. According to the University, it’s on track to meet its reduction target by 2016.

The HEFCE’s (Higher Education Funding Council for England) Revolving Green Fund provides recoverable grants to help higher education institutions in England reduce emissions and save money.

Professor Robert Van de Noort, of Reading University, said: “This funding is another important step in our carbon reduction journey and recognises the leading role the University is taking in achieving sustained carbon reductions.”