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  1. The Carbon Academy – Harnessing the enthusiasm of student officers Jamie Agombar Ethical & Environmental Manager NUS Services

  2. Carbon Academy workshop Presentation 35 mins Questions / comments / discussion 25 mins

  3. NUS Services • The commercial arm of the NUS • A highly successful purchasing consortium • Consultancy and programmes; Ent’s and NUS Extra. • 25% owned by the NUS; 75% owned by 233 shareholder • students' unions • A not-for-profit democratic company led by student • volunteers

  4. Ethical & Environmental at NUS Services • 1) Greening suppliers • 2) Greening unions • - Environmental audit scheme • Sound Impact Awards • Carbon Academy • 3) Greening NUS Services

  5. Good record of engagement • Ethical & Environmental Committee – well respected. • Interactive programmes. SIA. CA… • E&E Officers / Interested Sabbaticals / SU managers. • Targeted communications: • Newswires – get them when they are fresh! • Trading News. • Websites, NUS mailings, seminars. • Networking: • Our own events. • Key partners: NUS; People & Planet; EAUC.

  6. Case study: The Carbon Academy • Bespoke designed to fit our unique membership • Funded through Carbon Trust Networks Initiative • Project budget £70,000 • Supported by NUS, EAUC and People & Planet

  7. The environmental impact of Students’ Unions • Our membership • 233 Unions: 137 shops and 426 bars • 80% do not pay for utilities (44 we know of do) • Through audits we found £324k savings through no or low cost actions = approx 12% of utilities. • Energy / water data from 22 separately metered unions. Average 624 t/CO2/year. 12% = 75 t/CO2/year. • 233 members x 624 t/CO2/year = 145,000 t/CO2/year • 233 x 75 = 17,475 t/CO2/year being wasted!!

  8. Communicating project to membership 1) Pilot 2) Toolkit 3) Facilitate uptake by Unions 4) Evaluation Roving champions Carbon competition Carbon Academy • The Carbon Academy 638-850 tCO2/year (15-20%) Objective Reduce carbon footprint of student union movement by 4% over next three years (5,500 tCO2) 30 SUs 7.5-10% 1,594-2,125 tCO2/year 50 SUs 3.5-5% = 1,771-2,361 tCO2/year

  9. The Challenges • Most not metered • Rapid turnover of management • Limited knowledge • Limited resources and competition for time • The Positives • Common opportunities • Keen to be green • Sabbatical officers: bags of enthusiasm • Competitive spirit • Close-knit community

  10. Phase 1 - Pilots • Loughborough Students' Union • Sheffield Hallam Union • University of Abertay Dundee Students Association • University of Bristol Union • University of London Union • University of Warwick Students' Union

  11. Three-day intensive programme 1) Best practice audit 2) Technical audit 3) Global Action Plan motivational training - Cross section, fun! 4) SMART Action Plan - All senior managers, officers

  12. Global Action Plan The practical environmental charity “the best organisation to engage people in environmental change” Jonathon Porritt, Chair of the Sustainable Development Commission

  13. 1) Loughborough • AC in media centre (11.3t, £1.7k) • T8 to T5 (6.3t, £1k) 1) Loughborough

  14. Glycol (3.2t, £510)

  15. NB: 1 kWh = 10p; 1,000 kWh = £100

  16. So far (35 weeks)… 5.0% reduction kWh 4.6 tCO2 saved Projected savings per year 26.0 tCO2/yr £6,066

  17. 2) Bristol • Windows (20.3t, £2.7k) • LERP (18t, £4k) & vacation shutdown (10.4t, £2.2k)

  18. TFLs (11.5t, £1.9k)

  19. Swimming pool timers & cover (36.8t, £5k)

  20. NB: 1 kWh = 10p; 1,000 kWh = £100

  21. So far (35 weeks)… 9.2 % reduction kWh 28.0 tCO2 saved Projected savings per year 43.0 tCO2/yr £9,948

  22. 3) Sheffield Hallam • 248v to 216.2v (56.0t, £12.6k)

  23. 28 W on standby!!

  24. Lights in A, B and C Pods (4.3t, £970)

  25. Motion sensors P-Pod & stores (4.4t, £900)

  26. NB: 1 kWh = 10p; 1,000 kWh = £100

  27. So far (35 weeks)… 4.1 % reduction kWh 12.0 tCO2 saved Projected savings per year 19 tCO2/yr £4,454

  28. 4) Abertay • 4kW emergency lighting (11.27t, £1.7k)

  29. BMS (32.1t, £5.7k)

  30. Label light switches (1.7t, £300)

  31. NB: 1 kWh = 10p; 1,000 kWh = £100

  32. So far (35 weeks)… 5.3% reduction kWh 9.9 tCO2 saved Projected savings per year 15 tCO2/yr £3,514

  33. 5) Warwick • A/C on BMS (12.4t, £2.2k) • Passport photo machine (1.0t, £177)

  34. Remove bulbs (0.7t, £130) Light sensors (4.8t, £840)

  35. LERP (23.0t, £4k)

  36. NB: 1 kWh = 10p; 1,000 kWh = £100

  37. 6) ULU • Bottle fridges off (17.0t, £2.6k)

  38. Venue heating / Nightclub cooling (22.0t, £3.3k)

  39. 275 x 50W GU10s (19.4t, £3.1k)