University of Reading: University’s Net Zero Strategy Recognised As Among Best In UK

The University of Reading’s ambitious and detailed plan to become Carbon Net Zero by 2030 has been recognised as one the best of its kind in the UK.

The Energy Management Awards 2021, run by the Energy Managers Association, represents recognition from professionals and places the University among some of the leading public and private sector organisations in the UK for sustainability.

The University has been shortlisted in the category for Best Net Zero plan. The winners will be announced on 16 November.

Dan Fernbank, Energy and Sustainability Director at the University of Reading, said: “Our plan to reach Net Zero for the University of Reading matches our world-leading research and education in environment and climate change.

“Our plan considers every aspect of our operation, including shifting our buildings to carbon-free heating, cutting emissions from national and international business travel, and using our campuses and resources to better support biodiversity and carbon sequestration. We hope our actions, as well as our research, will inspire others to take action on climate change.”

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