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Environment Team Annual Review. 11 th June 2009 Dr Emma J Fieldhouse EMWG. What did we achieve in 2008/9?. Overview. Coverage over each of the work areas Includes some of the problems as well as successes The year in pictures Plans for 2009/10. Energy Waste Water

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environment team annual review

Environment TeamAnnual Review

11th June 2009

Dr Emma J Fieldhouse


  • Coverage over each of the work areas
  • Includes some of the problems as well as successes
  • The year in pictures
  • Plans for 2009/10
work themes for the environment team



Biodiversity/Land management

Building/Construction & Renovation



Corporate Social Responsibility (& H&S)

Work Themes for the Environment Team
  • Legal Compliance
  • Policy
  • Communication
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • £1 Million Salix/HEFCE won for energy efficiency
  • Completion of the metering project at non-residential buildings
  • Display Energy Certificates for main campus buildings
  • Keith Greener – Energy Manager - commences in post in May 2009
  • Combined Heat & Power feasibility completed & approved by ESC subject to finance paper
  • Recycling scheme saved £25,000 last year and is on target to achieve £40,000 this year – recycling rate is maintained at c.50% by weight
  • 3 full waste audits of recycling scheme show contamination is mainly in student areas
  • Golden Bin Challenge – more comms work is needed
  • Waste contract changed and inefficient sub-contractors removed – in progress
  • Clinical waste review and new procedures to maintain compliance
biodiversity land management
  • Review commenced in July 2009
  • SINC site in need of management work
  • Biofuel boiler grant application for Percy Gee
  • CHP partnership work in Estates Dept leading to project approval
  • Library won local green award


  • Sustainable Travel Officer (Dr Sandra Lee) recruited
  • Full desktop and site audit of water use at non-residential sites due to commence soon


csr issues
  • Fairtrade Fortnight celebrated with assistance from student volunteers
  • Approximately 500 hours of student volunteer time used this year for waste auditing, communications, allotment project etc.
  • Green League Table results will be in published in THE next Thursday 18th June
other developments
Other Developments
  • Environmental Strategy first draft
  • ‘Universities that Count’ – environmental reporting process – results out soon
  • Green League submission
achievements this year
Achievements this year
  • Received Green Apple Awards for BGW and the recycling scheme
  • Sound Impact Awards – Student Union achieved a ‘silver’ award this year
  • Recognised again for our ‘Positive Contribution to the Environment’ by the Leicester Environment P’ship
  • Sponsored by Everards – p’ship with them to continue