Press Release: November 18, 2016
TEAM is delighted to announce that two of our customers have scooped up prestigious awards at the Green Gown Awards 2016.
Winners were announced on 10th November at the Athena in Leicester. The awards recognise the exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by universities, colleges and the learning and skills sectors across the UK and Ireland as the education sector leads a path to efficiency, employability and better quality of life for us all.
The University of Oxford, a TEAM Sigma Software customer, won the Carbon Reduction Programme award, whilst the University of the West of England (UWE), who is also a TEAM software customer, picked up three awards for Continuous Improvement; Learning & Skills and Leadership.
What did the University of Oxford Do?
The University of Oxford set an ambitious target to reduce carbon emissions by 33% by the end of 2020/21 against a 2005/06 baseline.
A generous budget of £14.6 million was awarded in 2011 to aid achieving the target of 21,773 tonnes of carbon savings. So far, 4,767 tonnes of carbon and £1.1m of annual energy costs have been saved by the university since 2011.
Recognising the University of the West of England
UWE was recognised for its sustainability aims between 2013 and 2020 and its work in Bristol’s year as European Green Capital 2015.
Jim Longhurst, UWE’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for Environment was also recognised for ensuring that graduates are equipped to face the sustainable development challenges of the 21st century by integrating sustainability into curricula, research and campus operations.
For the full list of winners at the Green Gown Awards 2016, visit their website at http://www.greengownawards.org/2016-winners1
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