The University has ranked as a top tier university in Uswitch’s third annual study, highlighting UK universities' commitment to sustainability.
Date: 6 February 2023
London Met has been rated as a Gold Tier University, after scoring positively in the Uswitch’s annual report which seeks to see which universities are leading the way in terms of green initiatives and renewable energy.
The University performed well across all the report criteria and can be considered a leader in sustainability. Several university schemes accounted for the great result, including the renewable installations on campus, electric vehicles, and the green energy tariff placed on the electricity usage.
The eco-friendly initiatives on campus were also considered, including the installation of 221 solar panels on the roof, the famous London Met beehives on the roof of our Holloway Campus, the 3,170 LED lights across all facilities, and the Green Impact programme for staff members.
A strategic commitment to reducing our environmental impact
This ranking is an indicator of London Met’s commitment to climate change, which is outlined in the University’s recently published estates strategy (LINK), which contains commitments to reducing the University’s environmental impact, with a headline target of becoming Carbon net zero by 2030. Our work in this area is being led by a Climate Change Action Group, led by Vice-Chancellor Professor Lynn Dobbs.
Ben Gallizzi, energy expert at Uswitch commented on the positive news of universities: “It’s great to see that some universities are going above and beyond in attempting to become green universities. The ways in which becoming greener and existing more sustainably can be achieved are numerous, and the steps that some of these establishments are taking are commendable.”
“Everything from producing their own energy via renewable installations on campus, to having electric car fleets, and doing what they can to protect local wildlife, shows that they are leading by example in trying to achieve net zero carbon emissions.”
The full study can be found here.