Sustainable Campus



Energy use is one of our most significant environmental impacts.

Nearly 50% of Newcastle University’s total carbon footprint is emitted through the supply of heating, cooling and power to our buildings. The University is paying over £10 million per year in utility bills alone.

Effective energy management and investing in energy efficiency, conservation, generation and awareness measures are crucial if we are to:

  • meet our carbon targets
  • maintain financial sustainability

Check campus building energy performance

Display Energy Certificates (DECs) are designed to show the energy performance of public buildings. They use a scale that runs from 'A' to 'G' - 'A' being the most efficient and 'G' being the least.

You can check the DECs and related recommendation reports for University campus buildings on the Government's website. Please note, this website is still in Beta form and shows expired as well as valid certificates for some buildings.

Lighting: Sustainable Campus. Lightbulbs with sky and clouds.

Did you know?

If everyone at the University turned off one light for one hour every working day, we could save over £11,000 and 50 tonnes of CO2 a year - enough to fill over five double decker buses every week.

Computers: Sustainable Campus. Students in computer cluster.

Did you know?

If left on, a single PC and screen would cost around £100 a year to run. It would emit 450Kg of CO2, which is enough to fill three double decker buses.

What you can do

General housekeeping and making us aware of areas where you believe energy is being wasted are two key actions you can take to support the work we do around energy.