The environment represents an increasingly important issue to everyone which is why it is firmly embedded in our buildings policy. All our workplace activities have an impact on the environment and its resources so we have a clear responsibility to manage this impact as effectively as possible.
The change towards sustainable energy embraces reductions in energy demand through energy efficiency. Improved building design, improved intuitive environmental controls, natural lighting, etc all contribute to reducing energy demand.
Engage in ways to lessen unnecessary waste, which causes environmental damage and costs money. The University has an Equipment Exchange programme where staff can buy or sell equipment within the University. Information can be found at:
A sustainable transport system is one that is affordable, operates efficiently, and offers choice of transport mode. The following link to the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine website give timetables of the bus routes and shuttle buses that service Little France as well as information for cyclists:
The University provide interest-free loans to purchase annual tickets for public transport. Information is available add the following link:
We have developed a key strategy in Sustainable Procurement and are putting our efforts into involving our building in the process. BBW sell Fair Trade options at the coffee pod in the common room.
Engage in ongoing training. Staff development training courses can be found at:
The University’s complete Strategy Plan can be found at:
A commitment by the building to inspire people to take up sport and develop active, healthy and sustainable lifestyles.
Jog Scotland Little France meet at lunch time three times a week at the Chancellor’s Building. Additional information can be obtained at the following links:
More information on mental wellbeing at Edinburgh University can be found at:
For any queries about sustainability at Little France please email Roy Dawkes, Cathy Doherty or Heather Anderson:
This article was published on Nov 22, 2013