The University was winner in the ‘Facilities and Services’ category of this year’s Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) 2016 Green Gown Awards.
This follows hot on the heals of another national award – winning in the ‘Stars of the Future’ category of the Love Energy Savings’ awards.
Reading won both awards for the energy efficiency improvements it has implemented in its science labs.
A £1.025 million estate-wide review and upgrade of science laboratory ventilation, covering 252 fume cupboards is delivering annual savings of 1,037 tCO2 and £315,641.
The Green Gown Award judges saw Reading’s entry as
…an exemplar model of engagement and collaboration with senior academic leaders which has led to a significant impact on energy savings and carbon reduction measures. Strong leadership for this project aligns closely with the theme of ‘Securing and Sustaining Societies’ in the University’s overarching strategy to 2026.