London Met wins at the Solar Power Portal Awards 2017
London Met won the Solar Power Portal Award for energy efficiency and corporate sustainability programme.
Date: 6 October 2017
The University has won best energy efficiency and corporate sustainability programme at this year’s Solar Power Portal Awards, which were held in Birmingham on Wednesday 4 October 2017.
The awards celebrate the best and brightest domestic solar, storage and clean energy industries in the UK.
London Met’s Sustainability Manager, Rachel Ward, said: "It’s fantastic that London Met has been recognised as a corporate leader in energy efficiency.
"We have all been working very hard as a team to reduce the amount of energy we use, and so it’s great to see our efforts being acknowledged at such a prestigious ceremony.
“It proves that London Met is committed to reducing its environmental impact."
The University was up against major corporations, including Aldi UK and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, in the Solar Power Portal Awards.
Professor John Raftery, Vice-Chancellor at London Metropolitan University, said: "I am delighted that we have won the Solar Power Portal Award for best energy efficiency and corporate sustainability programme.
"The award comes shortly after it was announced that London Met is the best university in the country for carbon reduction, because we’ve reduced our carbon emissions by 57% since 2005.
“There are many reasons why London Met excels as a green university. One of the key factors is that we are fortunate to have committed and innovative staff and students who have designed and led highly successful projects.”
London Met has been rolling out a range of eco-friendly schemes, in a bid to make the University greener. These include the installation of 221 solar panels on the Science Centre roof and the use of LED lights across the Islington-based campus.
London Met launched two new CSR courses in September 2017. Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Adv Dip Pro Dev and Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability MSc will use the University’s campus as a “living lab” and allow students to get hands on experience while studying.