Sustainable Campus Fund case studies
Find out about the Sustainable Campus Fund, from developing your initial idea, the application process, through to project completion
The Sustainable Campus Fund is an internal investment vehicle that finances projects within the University for implementing energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other sustainability projects that generate cost savings. It was approved by the Estates Committee in May 2016 with £2.75M allocated for 3 years commencing in 2016/17.
Projects are scored against a number of criteria, including their cost and how much carbon they will save. Projects proposed are screened by a joint Estates and SRS working group using a points-based system that considers financial payback, carbon savings, match funding, innovation, creativity and collaboration.
Below are some case studies about the Sustainable Campus Fund. They explain the whole process from why these projects were put forward, completing a funding application, and how these projects were completed.
If you would like to have a case study written about your project, please contact us at: SRS.Department@ed.ac.uk.
28 fume cupboards upgraded in the School of Chemistry
Eight energy efficient freezers at Queens Medical Research Institute
New chillers save water in the School of Chemistry
Replacing halogen dissecting lamps with LEDs at the Hugh Robson Building
Recovering helium in the School of Chemistry
Have these case studies have inspired you to apply for the Sustainable Campus Fund?