About the University

Sustainability

At Loughborough University sustainability is key. Through our cutting-edge research we are helping the world to tackle global warming by developing new technologies that reduce carbon emissions, preserve the earth's environment and resources, and provide clean energy for all.

As an organisation we are committed to ensuring we operate in a sustainable way. We work with our own academics, and others across the sector, to ensure that innovative ideas are considered for application in the management of our own campus.

We enhance the sustainability of the campus by the adoption of appropriate techniques and technologies to make Loughborough one of the UK's leading exemplars of sustainability in the academic sector.

Internationally acclaimed

The University is internationally acclaimed for its research in the area of sustainability andis home to the world leading CREST (Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology). 

In recognition of its research expertise in this field Loughborough, in partnership with the Universities of Birmingham and Nottingham and with support from the East Midlands Development Agency (emda) and Advantage West Midlands, was chosen to host the Government’s new £1 billion national Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to help accelerate the UK's transition to a low-carbon economy.  The headquarters of the ETI are now based at the University.

A hydrogen refuelling station has also been installed at the campus, which will enable Loughborough to drive forward its research in this area, as well as provide a refuelling service to non-polluting hydrogen vehicles used by campus-based organisations.

EcoCampus award

Loughborough University’s Environmental Management System (EMS) has achieved the Gold EcoCampus standard. The scheme is a phased approach to achieving the ISO standard, the international marker for EMS accreditation.

This achievement means we now have an externally audited and accredited Environmental Management System in place giving cohesion to the excellent work going on across the many disciplines on campus that feed into the sustainability strategy.

ISO 14001 accreditation

Loughborough University’s Environmental Management System (EMS) has gained accreditation to the internationally-recognised environmental management standard ISO 14001 and achieved the highest possible Platinum Award in the national EcoCampus scheme.

Accreditation to ISO 14001 is a clear demonstration of Loughborough’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact and gives cohesion to the excellent work going on across the many disciplines on campus that feed into the sustainability strategy.

Finding out more

You can read more about the University's commitment to Sustainability on our Sustainability website »