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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

EMWG



Overview
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


Work themes for the environment team

Energy

Waste

Water

Biodiversity/Land management

Building/Construction & Renovation

Transport

Procurement

Corporate Social Responsibility (& H&S)

Work Themes for the Environment Team

  • Legal Compliance

  • Policy

  • Communication

  • Environmental Management Systems


Energy
ENERGY

  • £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


Waste
WASTE

  • 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
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

CONSTRUCTION/REFURBISHMENT


Transport
TRANSPORT

  • Sustainable Travel Officer (Dr Sandra Lee) recruited

  • Full desktop and site audit of water use at non-residential sites due to commence soon

WATER


Csr issues
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


Any questions

Any questions?

environment@le.ac.uk

waste@le.ac.uk