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University of Bradford ranked one of the greenest universities in the world
Universitas Indonesia (UI) has released the results of UI GreenMetric World University Ranking, with the University of Bradford scooping fourth place.
The latest 2017 GreenMetric rankings compiled data within six categories from over 600 universities across 76 countries to find that the University of Bradford had performed highly in campus sustainability and environmentally friendly university management.
The categories combined efforts at setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste, water, transportation and education. The University of Bradford achieved a score of 7,290 by committing itself to a wide ranging and effective strategic plan to reduce the environmental impacts and enhance the knowledge of University students and staff.
- Energy and Carbon – Carbon footprint reduced by over 50%, installed range of renewable technologies and combined heat and power system.
- Water – Fit as standard low flow taps, waterless urinals and rainwater reused in many new developments to flush toilets.
- Waste – 75% of waste recycled or reused and landfill waste reduced by 80%.
- Travel – Increased number of campus users commute sustainably, with an improvement in virtual meetings and remote working options for staff.
- Greening – Green oasis’ on campus with an increased number of habitats, large amount of edible planting and allotment sites.
- Education – All course modules include a bespoke element on sustainability and how students can use that knowledge in a sustainable manner.
Clive Wilson, University of Bradford’s Director of Estate and Facilities said: “In the last 15 years we have transformed our urban city campus into a beacon of sustainable development. Our campus has 3 BREEAM outstanding buildings, the country’s first Passivhaus Science Building, high-efficiency refurbishments and green oasis's for quiet contemplation surrounded by edible plants, fruits and vegetables. Our students learn about how to live a sustainable life through their courses, residences and interaction with our campus. Our utility budget is lower than it was in 2005 saving in excess of £11M over business as usual and we have reduced our carbon emissions by 53%.
“Pitted against an increasing number of entries the fourth place in the world's GreenMetric which mirrors our position in 2013 justifies all the hard work that the team has put into this successful achievement and will re-energises us further to continue making improvements.”
The awards have been in operation annually by Universitas Indonesia since 2010.
Posted 14 December 2017
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