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  1. Monday, 30th November 2015 at 12:34pm

    Shutting down for Christmas

    Last Christmas break our university consumed 804,821 kWh of electricity, that is enough electricity to power 260 homes for ONE YEAR! With your help, we think we can reduce this, saving energy and money. What you can do? Here are some useful tips: Unplug all non-essential electrical appliances Close all the windows Turn heating down […]

  2. Tuesday, 28th July 2015 at 9:45am

    Renewable energy demonstrator project at Cheshire Campus

    THE CHESHIRE Campus has an opportunity to be part of a prestigious renewable energy demonstrator project. The project is backed and part funded by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, and is being led by Geothermal Engineering Ltd assisted by Ove Arup & Partners. It aims to demonstrate how the earth’s geothermal energy could […]

  3. Thursday, 28th May 2015 at 10:51am

    How are we doing – Energy & Carbon

    MMU’s Energy & Carbon Reduction Targets The Manchester Metropolitan University is currently working towards some ambitious carbon (scope 1+2)  reduction targets: 35% reduction by 2015/15 50% reduction by 2020/21   Most English Universities are unlikely to meet 2020 targets – what about MMU? A recent study by sustainability consultants ‘Brite Green’ found that it is […]

  4. Thursday, 5th February 2015 at 9:27am

    Energy awareness training

    We have recently delivered Energy Awareness training for MMU students as part of our student sustainability engagement programme Big Impact. Our Birley Intern, Ailsa McConnachie-Folwell worked with the Environment Team to develop interactive sessions that provided our students with a thorough understanding of energy use within the home in order to enable them to make their homes […]

  5. Thursday, 5th February 2015 at 9:26am

    Annual Environmental Sustainability Statement

    As part of our vision to become one of the most environmentally sustainable universities in the world, we have set ourselves some ambitious targets! In 2014, MMU developed a new Environmental Sustainability Strategy. Taking us from 2014 – 2020, the strategy sets out the actions MMU needs to take to achieve our aims and become […]

  6. Friday, 22nd February 2013 at 1:34pm

    Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership Launch

    Manchester Metropolitan University are at the forefront of an innovative Greater Manchester Hydrogen Partnership (GMHP). The GMHP, set up by Manchester Metropolitan University and the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) in 2012 aims to bring together a network of hydrogen fuel cell stakeholders to enhance the city’s capacity to address the challenges of grid […]

  7. Tuesday, 4th September 2012 at 10:32am

    Display Energy Certificate Renewals

    To make you aware, over the next few weeks we will be carrying out Display Energy Certificate (DEC) renewals on all MMU buildings. Groundwork Manchester have been appointed to carry out the renewals, and so please be aware that an external contractor will be on-site at various stages over the next couple of weeks.  Robbie […]

  8. Tuesday, 14th August 2012 at 10:38am

    Shut that Sash and Save Some Cash! John Dalton Fume Cupboard Project

    In January 2011, MMU commenced phase 1 of an innovative fume cupboard project to dramatically reduce energy wasted by fume cupboards in our John Dalton laboratories…well we’re pleased to report that Phase 3 is now complete, and all fume cupboards within the John Dalton Tower laboratory areas have been upgraded! Before the commencement of the […]

  9. Thursday, 24th November 2011 at 3:11pm

    MMU leads way on energy

    MANCHESTER Metropolitan is rapidly becoming one of the most energy efficient large organisations in the country, according to the Environment Agency. We rank 59th in the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme placing us ahead of the likes of United Utilities, the Department of Culture Media and Sport and Manchester City Council. The University is […]

  10. Tuesday, 18th January 2011 at 4:12pm

    Welcome Jan 2011!

    Happy New Year everybody and welcome to the Environment Team blog! We have hit the ground running in the team as far as work is concerned….plenty to be cracking on with!!! Car parking permits are hot topic at the moment with the new system working brilliantly and our new circular permits going down a treat […]