Top marks for energy efficient University

Published: 24 May 2007

Glasgow University has received Energy Efficiency Accreditation for a further three years

The University of Glasgow has received Energy Efficiency Accreditation from the Institute of Energy for a further three years.

Assessed on the implementation of Energy Policy, on improvements made through investment and practices, and on reductions in energy consumption over the last three years, Glasgow University received an 81% score.

Energy Conservation Officer, Bert Young, said: "Glasgow University was the first in Scotland to receive Energy Efficiency Accreditation in 1998 so we are delighted to have maintained and improved our energy efficiency since then. The University is constantly looking at new ways to improve sustainability on campus and the re-accreditation is an acknowledgement of our success in this."

The scheme, administered by the National Energy Foundation, sets the national benchmark standard for energy efficiency as stated in the Government's Climate Change UK Programme, published in November 2000.

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First published: 24 May 2007

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