Environment and sustainability

We've reduced our CO2 emissions by 2,400 tonnes through one of our energy efficiency schemes

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Working with colleagues close to home and around the world, we're finding new and innovative ways to contribute to a more sustainable world.

Spotlight on: Monitoring city energy usage

Our researchers are set to map energy use across Sheffield – using sensors and thermal cameras attached to drones, balloons and cars – to reduce the city’s environmental impact.

Thermal energy tracking>
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Energy and carbon

Our Energy team oversees initiatives to manage and reduce the impacts of energy and carbon. We're committed to making a 43 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020.

Carbon action plan> Sustainability initiatives> Fossil-free investment>
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Empowering our staff and students

We give our staff and students the tools and support they need to make behavioural changes – both small and big.

Staff toolkit: My Sustainable Campus> An outward-facing curriculum> Sustainable travel for staff and students> Donate, Don't Waste scheme for students>
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Sustainability research

We're tackling the big challenges facing the world today: sustainability in food, energy and urban development. Our knowledge and expertise are influencing policy and helping save natural resources for future generations.

Our sustainability research>