How are we doing?
Annual energy usage and consumption reports
Our Sustainability Action Group is committed to reporting publicly on progress each year to show where we are in relation to our carbon reduction targets.
We are pleased to report WGU is doing well. Wrexham Glyndŵr University’s energy usage and consumption reports for April 2016 to March 2017, plus a summary of progress from our 2009/10 base year are now available online along with recent and planned Carbon Management activities.
Below are some of the highlights we have achieved over the past year.
Have a browse at our regular quarterly reports updating some of our carbon activities.
Data Energy Certificates
The ten (annual) Data Energy Certificates (DECS), for which GU is legally obligated to display in commercial buildings over 1000m2 have now been renewed and completed in January 2018. They are all on public display. Alongside this, Principles House in Regent Street also received a new( ten year) expiry DEC certificate, issued due to occupation and under the commercial DEC category regulations in July 2015 legislation requirements for buildings 250 – 500 m2. Principles House also benefitted from an energy advisory report.
Take a look at our overall ratings! Great news - 80% of our buildings received energy ratings of C or above.
As well as encouraging staff, students and visitors to save energy we also look closer to home, literally, on our own doorstep, at our student accommodation and how we can increase environmental awareness, adopting new procedures and reduce our overall carbon emissions. We include our student accommodation energy usage and carbon footprint statistics, along with all our other buildings annually to the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). This is the official agency for the collection, analysis and dissemination of quantitative information about higher education in the United Kingdom.
Click on the link below to see a snapshot on our last year’s utility consumption submission in our Student Accommodation.
WGSU Awarded Excellent for Green Impact
Wrexham Glyndwr University’s Students Union take part each academic year in Green Impact which empowers individuals and departments to reduce their environmental impact by encouraging, rewarding and celebrating environmental improvements. Green Impact challenges the university to implement a number of easy, practical actions that will help the environment. This year we are delighted to announce they have been awarded an Excellent scoring 315 out of 500.
You can read the WGSU Green Impact Report 2018 and find out all about WGSU’s commitment to sustainability and the environment below.