Celebrating Success Environment Awards Professor Tony Stevenson Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Celebrating Success
Environment Awards
Professor Tony Stevenson
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
4th June, 2015
World Environment Day- 5th June
Vision 2021
• To Achieve- Financial and Environmental
• Societal Challenges- Ageing; Sustainability;
Social Renewal
• Ranked ‘First Class’ in the People and Planet University league; highest in
the Russell Group and the region, 12th overall.
• Scoring highly in Environmental Policy, Waste and Recycling, Carbon
Reduction and Sustainable Food.
Operational Environmental Sustainability
The ESS Sustainability Team and a network of Environmental Co-ordinators work to
reduce the environmental impacts of the University.
Other achievements include:
3rd consecutive year of dual accreditation- ISO14001 and EcoCampus Platinum.
Shortlisted for Green Gown awards in Carbon Reduction and Social Responsibility categories.
Recycling Rate >90%
Go Smarter to Work Gold Award.
Proportion of staff travelling to work by car reduced from 40% in 2004 to 16.5% in 2014.
52,000kWh generated from PV arrays at Devonshire Building, Armstrong Building and
Biomedical Research Building.
13 University owned electric vehicles
Secured EV taxi contract with Phoenix Taxis
Undertaken 4th year of Green Impact
Environment Awards
Best Environmental Initiative
• Shortlist:
– Fossil Free Newcastle
– Sustainable Building: Energy Conservation Using
Passive Methods Study
– Cavity Wall Insulation System for Uneven Cavity
Walls Study
– Smartfusion Project
Best Environmental Initiative- Highly Commended
• Sustainable Building: Energy
Conservation Using Passive
• Xinxin Liang, Yadong Wang
• PhD research case study
• Investigates the effect of
construction methods and
materials on energy demand
and consumption
L-R Xinxin Liang, Yadong Wang
Best Environmental Initiative- Winner
Smartfusion- Consolidated Deliveries Project
• Managed and coordinated by NewRail.
• Evaluates the technical and logistical feasibility
of introducing fully electric vehicles and the
second generation of hybrid truck technology
in the urban logistics environment.
• Newcastle based demonstration project
centralises deliveries to an off campus location
and implements last mile services using electric
trucks- reducing vehicle congestion and CO2
emissions on campus.
L-R Clare Woronuik, Bruce Carnaby, Tom Zunder,
Paulus Aditjandra
Outstanding Research project
• EdenDTC
• Iwokrama
• Lanbridge
• NUFeb
Outstanding Research Project- Winner
Multidisciplinary project covering ecology,
modelling, biology and engineering.
Partnership with Northumbrian Water and
Mott MacDonald.
Research tests the idea that open engineered
biological systems, such as water purification
plants, operate on a series of universal
principles that can be captured, coded and
used in design.
Research findings then applied to create
more sustainable technologies to improve
the environment, energy, materials and
L-R Colin Price, Darren Wilkinson, Paulo Zuliani, Tom Curtis, Stephen
McGough, Carolyn Wildsmith, Anil Wipat, Lynn Preston, JinJu Chen,
Steve Rushton, Ben Bridgens, Russell Davenport, Dana Ofiteru
Outstanding Estate Project- Highly Commended
Sam Boot
• Contribution towards implementing
energy and environment systems at
Newcastle University whilst
undertaking a student placement with
the Sustainability Team.
Outstanding Estate Project- Winner
Direct Works- Lighting Replacement
• Ongoing schemes to improve efficiency of
• Replacement of inefficient internal and
external fittings with LEDs has achieved
savings of 50,000kWh and 23,000kg CO2e
per annum
Student Intern Awards
• Johanna Evans
• Stephanie Hoare
• Olivia Ward
L-R Johanna Evans, Stephanie Hoare
Olivia Ward
Green Impact Bronze Awards- Winners
• Silver Birch (Grounds Team)
• Merz Court
Rob Dixon
Green Impact Gold Award- Winner
• Library Green Group
Sara Bird
Richard Catherall
Deborah Anderson
Terri Hennessy
Jack Burns
• Newcastle University
Business School
L-R Jiangnan Sun, Ellen Arkless
Green Impact Working Towards Excellence
• IHS Ecoteam
L-R Karen Patterson, Denise Heighton, Gillian
Pepper, Juliet Schick, Matthew Breckons
• Lean Green
Catering Machine
Steven Hogg
Michelle Milligan
Megan Robson
Nikki Watkins
Green Impact Platinum Award- Winner
• Newcastle University Business School
L-R Jiangnan Sun, Ellen Arkless
Green Impact Innovation Award- Winner
Guerrilla gardening at Stocksfield Primary School
Nunsmoor Allotment
Newcastle University Students’ Union
Thank you