Built Environment

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The University recognises the value of designing and constructing sustainable buildings and is committed to managing construction, refurbishment and post completion occupancy of its buildings in order to reduce environmental impact, enhance the wellbeing of staff and student users of the building and minimise operating costs.

In delivering this commitment, all projects will be assessed under the Building Research Establishments BREEAM methodology. A target for all new buildings and major refurbishments to achieve an “Excellent” BREEAM rating with a minimum of “Very Good” only where they are justifiable reasons why excellent cannot be achieved.  Areas of assessment include but are not limited to, optimising the buildings energy consumption and reduce pollution; enhance the occupier’s health and wellbeing; have good sustainable transport links; and look at how the building will affect the surrounding areas ecological value.