Sustainability at St Peter's College

Learn the latest about St Peter's College's sustainability efforts.

Page last updated on 14 April 2023

Reducing our CO2 Output

In the period 2013-2019, St Peter's reduced its CO2 output by 40%. This reduction was achieved through a range of building fabric interventions led by our Facilities Manager. The Sustainability Forum was formed to help consolidate and extend the College’s work in this area.

Sustainability Forum

The College's Sustainability Forum meets termly during the academic year, reporting to the Buildings and Household Committee, which reports to Governing Body. Undergraduate and postgraduate students, staff, fellows and the Bursar are members of the Forum.

Low Carbon Skills Funding Received

In summer 2022, St Peter's College applied for a Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund grant (Phase 3). We were thrilled to receive a grant of £134k to enable the College to commission an expert mapping and calibration of our heat decarbonisation needs. The Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund powers grants for public sector bodies to access skills and expertise to unlock heat decarbonisation on their estate. The funding award was used to develop a Heat Decarbonisation Plan, which was submitted to Salix on 31 March 2023.

Heat Decarbonization Plan

St Peter’s College engaged Original Field Architecture and Landscape, Etch Associates, SKP3 Surveyors, and Beyond Carbon to prepare their Heat Decarbonisation Plan, which sets out a pathway for St Peter’s College's buildings to achieve a net zero carbon emissions outcome in under 20 years through a series of carefully coordinated and phased interventions to building operation, building fabric and services systems. The Heat Decarbonisation Plan was finalised and submitted to Salix on 31 March 2023 and is under review.

To learn more about St Peter's sustainability work, contact the Bursar.

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