Carbon Innovation Programme 2016/17 Projects
In the winter, rooms are heated even though they might be empty. By using smart Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRVs), the room booking system and a presence sensor rooms can be heated prior and during meetings and not when rooms are empty.
Yoav Gross, Justin Falcone, Zsuzsa Mayer – Departmental Sponsor: Alex Black
It was identified that there is no induction to sustainability at the University when staff and students arrive to work in departments. This team are looking into developing materials and methods to deliver a training programme to induct people and create behavioural change.
Allison Reilly, Raphael, Johanna, Sydney, Anthony Mtitimila – Departmental Sponsor: Sue Henderson
Biomass at Tubney House. Tubney house is not near the gas grid and is currently running off Kerosene. There is a possibility that moving to biomass might be more cost effective and reduce the carbon emissions of that site. They might also be able to look at integrating the already present solar themal technology.
The University of Oxford Climate Society working with Dawn Burnham from Tubney House.
Climate Society: Dom Oliver, Julian Godding (Lead), Alice Boyd, Martha Samano, Assia Tajerka, Ricky Sengapta – Departmental Sponsor: Dawn Burnham
The Bodlean Bookstore at Swindon use Diesel vans to transport the books to the localised libraries in the city centre. The team would like to buy an electric van. This could remove 5 tonnes of carbon a year as well as offering large savings to the department. This project will be a joint funding bid.
Adam Bows, Edward Peter Adcock, Michael Williams, Lindsay Fairns – Departmental Sponsor: Boyd Rodger
IT server equipment moves on quickly and as a result there may be more efficient equipment available. The IT equipment in the School of Geography and Environment (Dyson Perrins Building) will be reviewed to see if there is an opportunity.
Oxford Climate Society: Dom Oliver, Julian Godding, Alice Boyd, Martha Samano, Assia Tajerka, Ricky Sengapta – Departmental Sponsor: Alex Black
Gamification – Using a phone app game the team hope to create a interactive game that will encourage staff and students to engage with the carbon emission issues on the estate.
Dom Oliver, Cem Idil – Project not progressed
The estates and maintenance team at Said Business School at looking at opportunities within their building. They intend to train up one of their team as a sustainability expert and launch a Green Impact team.
Said Business School Maintenance Team – Departmental Sponsor: Roger Essex