The Living Lab programme and the Energy Team have identified an opportunity to match fund collaborative projects between academic and operational colleagues which deliver our Carbon Management Plan (CMP) aims. We want to hear your suggestions for projects before Friday 6th April 2018.

The University’s CMP seeks to reduce our carbon emissions from buildings and owned vehicles, and to reduce our consumption of water by 35% by 2020 (against the 2005/06 carbon emissions baseline), in line with University’s Sustainability Strategy. Potential Living Lab projects could include renewable generation equipment, battery storage and grid flexibility, efficient laboratory equipment or practices, energy or water efficiency software… the opportunities are endless!

Projects would be research-based but the CMP element would persist beyond the research period i.e. they would enable the University to reduce its carbon emissions or its potable water consumption, either by efficiency or displacement of supply with suitable alternatives.

To qualify for this funding projects must meet the key principles of the Living Lab (you can view these here).

If you are interested in this call and would like to discuss opportunities please contact Thom Cooper (Sustainability Programme Officer).  Applications should be submitted using the Living Lab application form and submitted to Thom Cooper before midnight on 6th April 2018.