Net Zero Delivery Plan

  • Work begins: December 2023
  • Work due to be completed: 2030


A key principle of the University’s Climate Plan is our ambition to deliver net zero emissions by 2030, and no direct emissions by 2050. More than £150 million is being invested in this programme over the next decade. 

To make this ambition into a reality, the University has developed the Net Zero Delivery Plan. Initial work will focus on enabling the University to use less energy, and making sure that the energy that needs to be used is the cleanest possible. 


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Enabling work to deliver on the aims set out in the Net Zero Delivery Plan is already underway, with major building work expected to start in 2025.  

Ongoing work includes the geothermal drilling project, which it is hoped will help provide greener energy for our buildings on campus.  

Projects within the first phase of work include: 

  • A ventilation upgrade and installation of solar panels in the Worsley Building 
  • The electrification of the engineering building cluster 
  • The electrification of the Brownlee Centre 
  • Projected decarbonisation of UK grid electricity 

The projects in our delivery plan are expected to reduce annual emissions from our estate by more than 35,000 tonnes CO2e per year by 2030 – a reduction of 81%. 

Read more about the ways we are delivering net zero.  

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