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Sustainable Strathclyde awards recognise efficiency measures

Initiatives for enhancing sustainability at Strathclyde have been recognised in awards made to staff and students.

The third annual Sustainable Strathclyde awards have been made to teams whose approach to work and research has been shaped by measures including recycling, carbon management and judicious use of energy and water.

The awards are based on the Sustainable Labs programme, in which laboratories participate in best-practice sustainable actions, and the Green Impact programme, which promotes the same practices in Professional Services.

The award winners were:

•           Cancer Research UK Team, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

•           Civil & Environmental Engineering Team (Sustainable Labs, Silver)

•           Information Services Team – Library and ITS (Green Impact, Silver)

•           Skabara Team, Pure and Applied Chemistry (Sustainable Labs, Silver)

•           Teaching Laboratory Team (Sustainable Labs, Silver)

•           Team CFS, Pure and Applied Chemistry (Sustainable Labs, Silver)

•           Burley Team, Pure and Applied Chemistry (Sustainable Labs, Bronze)

•           Cardiovascular Team (Sustainable Labs, Bronze)

•           Forensics Team, Pure and Applied Chemistry (Green Impact, Bronze)

•           Mullen Lab Team, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (Sustainable Labs, Bronze)

•           Natural Products Metabolomics Group, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (Sustainable Labs, Bronze)

•           Team Ferro, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences (Sustainable Labs, Bronze)

•           Team Midgley (Sustainable Labs, Bronze)

•           Team Nelson (Sustainable Labs, Bronze)

•           Team Rohrbach (Sustainable Labs, Bronze)

•           Timetabling Team, Estates Services (Green Impact, Bronze)

•           Todd’s Bar Team, Catering (Green Impact, Bronze)

•           University of Strathclyde Students’ Association (Green Impact, Bronze).

 

Other special awards made were:

•           Sustainability Champions -  Information Services Team

•           Sustainable Labs Champion - Cancer Research UK Team

•           Participation award – Hospitality, Technology and Innovation Centre

•           Keen Bean - Timetabling Team, in recognition of staff members’ enthusiasm for, and readiness to be involved in, sustainability initiatives.

Recognition was also given to the team of student auditors: Adam Porteous; Dalia Hui; Gemma Paterson; Haley Weir; Hannah May; Katmerou Maria; Pablo Chisbert Varon; Peigidh Savage; Quiku Lu; Shitij Shankar Khandelwal, and Viviana Tudora.

Strathclyde reduced its carbon intensity by 15% in 2016-17 on the previous year. Work is underway on the installation of a combined heat and power system at Strathclyde. The £20 million project, backed by £8 million from the Scottish Government, will cut the University’s carbon emissions by half and enable part of its electricity needs to be generated on site. The heat derived from the generation process will then be used to heat the campus through a district heating network.

Green Impact programmes are now open for registration for the current year.

20 October 2017