Sustainability

Image12 Sidgwick
Credit: Allies & Morrison Architects

The University ‘Strategic Framework for the Development of the University Estate’ sets out a number of key goals across the University’s estate which are directly relevant to the Sidgwick site masterplan. The goals that relate directly to the engineering and environmental sustainability of the site are:

  • Improve sustainable travel options;
  • Reduce carbon emissions;
  • Conserve natural resources and enhance biodiversity

A high-level Sustainability Framework for the Sidgwick site has been produced which focuses targets in line with other current masterplan developments across the University. The framework provides key performance criteria and proposals for the site aim to:

  • Create a more accessible, pedestrian and cycling friendly site;
  • Reduce the number of vehicles on site;
  • Reduce on-site CO2 emissions and energy demands through a low carbon energy strategy looking towards the University’s long term ambition to be carbon neutral by 2050;
  • Minimise stormwater run-off from new buildings through use of sustainable drainage systems;
  • Reduce water consumption on site;
  • Develop an outline Waste Management Plan for the new development to ensure waste can be handled in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner, achieving high levels of re-use and recycling, targeting zero waste to landfill by 2020.
Sustainability
BuroHappold Engineering Sustainability Framework