According to our latest strategic plan 2018-2023, De Montfort university has constantly assessed the opportunities and planned for the greener future by ensuring the effective use of resource and capabilities. One of our main focuses is to reduce the community’s carbon emission and being more sustainable. Hence, to achieve this objective, DMU, in collaboration with Estate and Management team, embark project on renewable energy, which has been implemented through solar panels. More than 1,110 panels were fitted on the roof tops of four campus buildings;
- Hugh Aston Building
- Edith Murphy Building
- Gateway House
- Vijay Patel
Internal report showed us that our campus-wide initiative incredibly saved the energy cost up to £25,000 in the 12 months after they were installed.
The entire collection of solar panels produced up 312.48 kilowatt peak (kWp) of energy on the sunny days. These installations support us to minimise the environmental impact of university operations on our campus and work towards our target of reducing emissions by 43% by 2020 compared to where we were in 2005.
This year, tremendous effort and strong commitment demonstrated the university and the Estate team are continue to focus on sustainability as prioritisation area. And we hope to maximise environmentally friendly technology in future solar panel installations in other buildings in the upcoming years.
As the end of the day, we believe that working on increasing green credentials of the university is not only beneficial for DMU students and staff but also a global community. We want to be a part of creating a sustainable future in the society as a whole.