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 at email@example.com.
EUETS – EUROPEAN UNION - EMISSIONS TRADING SCHEME
The EU-ETS scheme is the cornerstone of the EU’s policy to combat climate change and is based on a cap and trade system. The science area is the only area of the University estate that falls under the EU-ETS scheme. Visit the EUETS website.
CRC - CARBON REDUCTION COMMITMENT ENERGY EFFICIENCY SCHEME
CRC is a government scheme aimed at improving energy efficiency and cutting emissions from the 5,000 largest UK organisations. Under the scheme the University is required to report all electricity and gas usage, with the exception of the science area.
You can find further details, including an annual performance league table that ranks participants on energy efficiency, on the Department of Energy and Climate Change website.
ESOS – ENERGY SAVING OPPORTUNITIES SCHEME
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.
DECS – DISPLAY ENERGY CERTIFICATES
Display Energy Certificates are present in buildings to show the actual energy usage of a building and rank performance against standard benchmarks. DECs help the building users to see the energy consumption figures of their building.
For more information on DECs please visit Improving energy efficiency of our buildings.