The University of Oxford has triumphed in the annual British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) awards, winning the ‘Impact on the Environment’ category for its £14.6m Carbon Management Programme.
In doing so it overcame shortlisted entries from many different sectors of the economy, not just from within higher education.
Established in 2011 and managed by the Environmental Sustainability team, the programme has already reduced annual carbon emissions by more than 5,800 tonnes and cut energy costs by nearly £1.4m a year. The award recognises work done all over the University to reduce its environmental impact, including actions taken under the Green Impact scheme, in which staff and students team up to make the buildings they work in greener.
The Carbon Management Programme has already won two Building Performance Awards from the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers for the University earlier in 2018. Entering the BIFM awards was a joint initiative between the Environmental Sustainability and Facilities Management teams within Estates Services.