£1.7m investment committed to sustainability

October 17th, 2019

The University has committed a £1.7m investment in the high voltage network on the University Park and Sutton Bonington Campuses. This investment contributes to sustainability commitments and assists in doing more around renewable energy.

The City of Nottingham has set some challenging carbon reduction targets and the University recognises it has a role to play in helping to deliver those.

By reinforcing the infrastructure that distributes electricity across our campuses it will improve resilience and provide capacity for investment in further on-site renewable energy schemes such as solar panels, lower carbon energy systems and more electric charging points for electric and hybrid vehicles.

The University’s global research programme has a well-deserved reputation for supporting a more sustainable planet in developing renewable sources of energy, green propulsion systems, climate-resistant crops and a sustainable food supply. Beyond research and investments, the University is also dedicated to ensuring daily campus activity supports sustainability and the current Carbon Management Plan aims to secure a 40% absolute reduction in carbon emissions from a 2009/10 baseline.

The investment in the University’s high voltage infrastructure and networks on both University Park and Sutton Bonington are an important element of delivering the campus master plan in coming years. This will be increasingly important as the University commits to even more challenging carbon reduction targets.

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