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Energy, carbon and water

We are ranked 3rd nationally for our contribution to UN Global Goal 13: Climate Action (THE Impact Rankings 2020). Find out why.

BU has been focused on continuously improving our energy and water management on campus and reducing our emissions since our first Carbon Management Plan in 2009. We have made great strides in this, which is why we were ranked 3rd in the UK against UN Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action in the THE Impact Rankings 2020. This page lets you know how we have invested in our estate to improve energy efficiency and increase our on-site renewable and low carbon energy and heat generation, as well as our plans for the future and how staff, students and visitors can help reduce our emissions.  

1500+
solar panels across our BU campuses
45%
reduction in carbon emissions since 2005