The Environmental Sustainability team is responsible for collating and reporting the carbon and energy performance of the University estate. Data is required to comply with a number of different schemes.
If you have any queries relating to Carbon Compliance please contact the Environmental Sustainability team.
UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS)
A UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) replaced the UK’s participation in the EU ETS on 1 January 2021. The 4 governments of the UK have established the scheme to increase the climate ambition of the UK’s carbon pricing policy, while protecting the competitiveness of UK businesses. The science area is the only area of the University estate that falls under the UK ETS scheme. To find out more visit the UK ETS website.
Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS)
ESOS is a mandatory energy audit scheme requiring companies to review their energy consumption, to set strategies to reduce their consumption, and to report their progress to the Environment Agency every four years. To find out more visit ESOS Guidance.
Display Energy Certificates (DECs)
Display Energy Certificates are displayed in University buildings to raise awareness and to inform buildings users about the energy use of the building. The DECs provide energy ratings based on the actual amount of energy used over a 12-month period. For more information on DECs read Improving energy efficiency of our buildings.