REMOURBAN partner Nottingham Trent University has been officially recognised as the most sustainable university in the UK after once again claiming top spot in the prestigious People and Planet University League 2016.
The success builds on the university’s tremendous track record in the table – the UK’s only comprehensive and independent green ranking of universities – which it has now topped three times. It follows major environmental initiatives at the University, such as the creation of the eco-friendly award-winning Pavilion building on the Clifton Campus. The carbon-negative building, which produces more energy than it needs to run, uses an array of solar panels, energy-efficient glazing, natural light and insulation. The University has also worked to embed sustainability within the curriculum as part of its ‘curriculum refresh’ project, meaning that every taught course will include sustainability content relevant to that specific subject area. The ‘Greening the City’ project, meanwhile, has created new green spaces on the City Campus for staff and students, with more planned for the future.
University researchers are involved in Nottingham’s ‘Remourban’ project, looking at sustainable buildings and transport systems and how they can improve the green credentials of the city. Nottingham Trent University also has more than 1,000 volunteers working on 700 community projects across Nottinghamshire. The accolade – which builds on last year’s impressive ranking of fourth – follows on from a number of major environmental successes.
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