Manchester Metropolitan University ranked as the UK’s greenest university

Triangulum partner Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) has been named the greenest university in the UK, ranked in first in the People and Planet University League. The league assesses a range of environmental and ethical factors, management practices and policies, and performance in carbon reduction, energy sources, waste and recycling, and water reduction.

One of MMU’s electric vehicles purchased as part of Triangulum

Professor Malcolm Press, Vice-chancellor of the University said “Environmental change and sustainable living are amongst the greatest challenges that we face and we remain committed to work to address key issues including: reducing our carbon footprint through appropriate management of our estate; developing Carbon Literacy learning for our students; and supporting innovative solutions through the production of green energy”.

Within Triangulum, MMU are the hosts of a variety of new technologies, including an integrated solar photovoltaics array and Electric Energy Storage, which will be ‘controlled’ by a central control system trialling optimum running scenarios for flattening of peak demand, energy and cost saving. MMU staff also use the two Triangulum electric cars as part of their everyday business activity, further displaying the image of MMU as a green university beyond the campus. During the course of the Triangulum project, they have hosted a series of national and international visits to their sustainable Birley Fields campus where the technology is located. A comprehensive programme of staff, student and wider community participation is planned alongside the other Manchester Triangulum partners.

A delegation from Berlin Energy Agency visit the Birley Campus Energy Centre

A delegation from Adelaide, partner city of Manchester on the EC funded ‘World Cities’ project, visit MMU’s sustainable Birley Fields campus