The University of East London (UEL) has partnered with Siemens to develop its roadmap to achieving net zero by 2030.
It has enlisted the help of Siemens for cutting down energy use, push more renewables into its energy mix and enable onsite clean energy generation on its campuses.
Technology will also be at the heart of the partnership, with Siemens’ digital expertise used to help students learn.
LED lighting installations are set to immediately cut UEL’s carbon emissions by 10%, with solar panels in rooftops and carparks, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and water source heat pump installations next on the priority list.
A green innovation hub is also set to open on campus, introducing students to the latest green energy technologies on the market and providing education on the green economy.
Professor Amanda Broderick, Vice Chancellor and President, UEL commented: “With our university-student-industry triple helix partnership approach, we are confident that we can achieve net zero in our publicly engaged and vibrant learning environment where everyone can succeed.
“The campus carbon transformation will give our students the opportunity to become the sustainability leaders of tomorrow. They will have access to the latest thinking in smart technology, to industry experience and mentorships and a vital edge in the jobs market.”