Aston University secures £2.2m grant to reduce carbon footprint

Aston University secures £2.2m grant to reduce carbon footprint Aston University secures £2.2m grant to reduce carbon footprint

July 16, 20212 min read
“The projects that we are investing in at Aston University are expected to save in the region of 2.2 million kWh annually, which will save around 430 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.”
Andrew Bryers, Sustainability Manager
Aston University



  • £2.2m funding awarded to Aston University by Phase 2 Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme


  • Public sector being supported in taking a whole building approach to decarbonisation


  • Aston University projects will save around 430 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent


Aston University has been successful in its bid for a government grant of over £2 million to reduce its carbon emissions.


The £2.2m funding has been awarded by the Phase 2 Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) managed on behalf of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) by delivery partner Salix Finance.


The scheme supports the public sector in taking a 'whole building' approach to decarbonising their estates. It puts the sector at the forefront of decarbonising buildings in the UK, placing it in a leadership role to create exemplar projects in communities that pave the way to help the country meet its carbon budgets and net zero commitments.


The grant funding secured by Aston University will be invested in a variety of carbon reduction projects including:



Andrew Bryers, sustainability manager at Aston University, said:


“One of the greatest challenges today in meeting the UK’s 2050 net zero target is decarbonising the way buildings are heated. In fact, most of the buildings in the public sector still rely on fossil fuel-based heating and as these heating systems approach the end of their working lives it is an ideal opportunity to transition to low carbon heating.”


“The projects that we are investing in at Aston University are expected to save in the region of 2.2 million kWh annually, which will save around 430 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent.”


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