18 July 2013
In the third round of allocations from HEFCE’s Revolving Green Fund (RGF), 43 universities will receive funding to reduce their energy costs and carbon emissions. The funded projects are expected to save around 20,000 tonnes in CO2 emissions.
The University of Chester plans to turn a pumping station on the River Dee into a hydroelectric facility.
In this round, £21 million will be allocated over the academic years 2013-14 and 2014-15. The funding is provided as recoverable grants, with separate strands for small-scale energy efficiency programmes and for large projects. From 57 applications, 37 small-scale programmes and 10 large projects were selected for funding.
The large projects listed below will each receive between £0.5 million and £1 million.
|Anglia Ruskin University||Centralisation of distributed heating systems to district heating, plus combined heat and power (CHP) system|
|University of Birmingham||CHP gas turbine replacement and upgrade|
|University of Chester||Small-scale hydropower|
|Cranfield University||Biomass boiler for existing district heating|
|University of Liverpool||Complete fabric and services refurbishment of 1950s-60s building|
|London Metropolitan University||1960s building refurbishment: double glazing, LED lighting and estate rationalisation|
|University of Plymouth||Integration of CHP and solar thermal power for district heating|
|University of Winchester||1960's building refurbishment: cladding, glazing, lighting upgrades,photovoltaic cells and zoning|
|University of the West of England||Building refurbishment: increase in space, fabric measures, photovoltaic cells, heat pump, LED lighting|
|University of York||Measures to improve existing district heating efficiency|
The projected carbon reduction will contribute 2.5 per cent towards the higher education sector’s 2020 carbon reduction target. (Note 1)
The small scale programmes will each receive between £50,000 and £500,000. A report giving further details of round three of the fund, including details of the projects, is published on the HEFCE web-site.
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