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Sustainable campus

The University is committed to embedding environmental sustainability across the full range of its activities. This extends to the Campus Masterplan, which prioritises of reduction of detrimental environmental impact and the maximisation of positive impact.

All new-build and refurbishment projects will meet specific targets to ensure environmental sustainability is considered from the outset, throughout the project and after completion.

All projects that form part of the Campus Masterplan have been assigned challenging carbon targets in order to contribute to the University’s overall carbon reduction objective.

In support, the University has assembled a team of specialist environmental sustainability advisors (ESA) to manage sustainability on projects from inception to operation.

A number of our capital projects have achieved an excellent Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) rating, including the National Graphene Institute and the Manchester Cancer Research Centre. BREEAM is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, and sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation.