Keele University

How does a University stay on track to make 34% energy reductions by 2020 based on 2005 consumption with a growing Estate? 

Keele is one of the first universities in the UK to have its Energy Management System certified to the prestigious quality standard of ISO50001:2011, having implemented the system to achieve continual improvement with support from digitalenergy. 

The Estates and Development Department has been committed to a sustainable energy strategy over many years, agreeing a Carbon Management Plan to deliver targets set by HEFCE for the sector. As an early recipient of the Energy Efficiency Accreditation Scheme in 1999 and as one of the first UK Universities to achieve Carbon Trust Standard in 2008, the University has long exhausted quick wins.

When Keele engaged digitalenergy in 2008 the key objectives were set as support in managing compliance and stakeholder engagement. The two objectives soon became one when the full implications of the Carbon Reduction Commitment were understood. It was clear that energy had to be part of the integrated process of running the University.

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