We are committed to developing low carbon buildings and invest in sustainable infrastructure, using Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) to evaluate the sustainable value of a new development. All new builds aim to achieve BREEAM Excellent standards for sustainable construction.
Consideration of environmental impacts and social requirements is essential in any new building development or refurbishment as this helps the University both reduce its carbon and environmental footprint and deliver high-quality, sustainable buildings.
A strong infrastructure supports our academic and professional services and all new buildings are at the cutting edge of sustainable design, harnessing technologies, such as solar thermal heating, rainwater harvesting, and heat recovery systems.
We are working to give our staff and students the best intellectual, social and physical environment and to use our campus as a living laboratory, where they can research, teach and learn, alongside enriching our outstanding student experience and contributing to the sustainability of the campus community.
The Built Environment Working Group makes use of academic expertise on campus to look at how environment, sustainability and technology are considered during the implementation of the University Master Plan.