Cranfield University is extremely proud to have been awarded the Behaviour Change/Employee Engagement Award at the 2014 Energy Awards and also to receive the Judges Supreme Award announced during the event last week.
The Behaviour Change/Employee Engagement Award recognises companies that inspire and motivate their staff to engage in and reduce energy consumption. The whole organisation is examined from board level to energy champions.
The University beat off stiff competition from fellow Universities, energy providers and the wider business industry to win.
Gareth Ellis, Cranfield’s Energy and Environment Manager commented: “This is fantastic recognition of the progress made by the University to reduce our carbon emissions by 50% by 2020. These energy savings would not have been possible without the hard work and support of our staff and student Green Champions who are committed to supporting Cranfield’s carbon reduction target.”
The Awards recognise the various energy-saving initiatives run on the Cranfield campus, in collaboration with Zapcarbon, over the past 4 years. The campaigns focus on encouraging staff and students to save energy by taking small actions like switching off lights and shutting down PCs after use.
Cumulatively these initiatives have helped the University to save an impressive £170,000 in electricity costs.
About Cranfield University
Cranfield University is a specialist postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.
Environment Doctoral Training Centre
This higher research degree is associated with our Environment Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). The Environment DTC provides a focal point for engagement and academic discussion for all students involved in environmentally-related research at Cranfield. It aims to encourage an effective and vibrant research culture, founded upon the diversity of activities and knowledge relating to the sector which characterise our research portfolio.
A tailored programme of seminars and events alongside the generic core skills training programme, provide those studying a research degree with a wealth of social and networking opportunities with Cranfield’s wider research community.