Energy and environment

Reducing carbon emissions, reusing furniture, and recycling our waste is just the beginning of our goal to become more environmentally aware.

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We are developing our Net Zero approach to meet Scottish Government Targets and this includes critical investment in renewable energy sources and lifting our building standards to Passiv Haus and EnerPHit.

Day to day energy and environment activities include increasing our recycling rates, re-use of furniture and our free-shop for previously loved items, plus allotments and green travel initiatives.



We have over twenty publicly accessible electric charging points on City Campus and the Botanic Gardens, with free charging available for University staff and students.

Policies and data


The purpose of this policy is to enable the University to comply with statutory obligations and the Carbon reduction commitment targets set by the Scottish government


We recognise the importance of waste management within our overall Environmental Policy and have specified areas of action on waste


Trudy Cunningham
Environment and Sustainability Manager