Edge Hill University carries out carbon footprint plans
A series of environmentally friendly projects will be carried out at Edge Hill University to reduce its carbon footprint and improve sustainability even further.
The University is a recipient of HEFCE's Revolving Green Fund, which has been set up to provide recoverable grants to help higher education institutions (HEIs) in England reduce emissions.
More than £300,000 has been given to the University to carry out six initiatives to minimise its impact on the environment.
Work will include new LED security lighting around the campus, replacement lighting in the library and the insulation of hot water heating pipework in the halls of the main building.
The schemes will be completed by September 2012 and are anticipated to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by over 500 tonnes per year.
Pamela Brentwood, Energy Manager at Edge Hill University, said: "We are a growing University so it's more important than ever before to ensure that we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and ensure that our expansion plans do not harm future generations.
"The University has invested heavily in redeveloping its campus with innovative, energy efficient technology, which has been recognised nationally with a number of high-profile awards. I'm delighted that our efforts have been acknowledged and that we're benefiting from the Revolving Green Fund, which allows us to minimise our impact on the environment and continue our progress, then pay back the funds through the savings we make."