Sustainability at Kent: Successes 2017- 2018

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Sustainability at Kent: Successes 2016-17

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Sustainability at Kent: Successes 2015-16

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Sustainability Report

The University of Kent has reduced its carbon emissions by 21.8% since 2005 and is on track to hit its target of a 23% reduction by 2020.

This is being achieved through numerous initiatives, including: the installation and surveying of smart meters allowing us to better identify areas of high usage; the creation of a Energy Risk Management Group to oversee trends in energy and develop utlilities infrastructure; and reducing oversized hot water calorifiers in Cornwallis.

This reduction is just one of the key findings included in the University's Sustainability at Kent: Successes report for the period 2017-2018. The report, produced jointly by the University’s Safety, Health and Environment Unit and Estates department, looks at numerous aspects of the sustainability agenda on areas including energy, waste, transport, construction and biodiversity and details the improvements being made in all areas.

The report also includes important updates on our progress towards embedding the Sustainable Development Goals into our operations, teaching and research, as part of our committment to the SDG Accord.

Other notable achievements noted in the report include:

  • Reuse of furniture and other usable items has increased by 28% to over 72 tonnes per year
  • We have reduced our water consumption by 1.3%, equating to over 3300m3
  • We have raised over £800 from our coppicing activities which has been invested back into the campus
  • All our modules from across all of our Schools have been mapped against the Sustainable Development Goals

For more information on the report please contact

The Estates Department- © University of Kent

The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NN, T: +44 (0)1227 764000

Last Updated: 01/04/2019