Kellogg awarded Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund Grant
Kellogg is delighted to announce it has been awarded a Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF) Grant worth £60,000 to assist in targeting zero carbon by 2050.
As outlined in the College’s Sustainability Policy, which puts energy and carbon reduction as a key sustainability objective, Kellogg is proposing to establish a site decarbonisation plan, targeting zero carbon by 2050.
To assist the College in moving towards this goal in a structured and more targeted manner, an application was submitted to Salix Finance’s Public Sector Low Carbon Skills Fund (LCSF) Grant, which is aimed at helping public sector organisations to engage the specialist and expert advice and skills required to put in place or improve an existing heat decarbonisation plan.
The College has hitherto sought to make incremental changes to energy consumption in its buildings as part of refurbishment projects. With the help of this funding, we have appointed environmental building services engineers Max Fordham who have pioneered sustainable, low energy and low carbon building design for over 50 years, to assist in drawing up our plan. We will seek their expert guidance on how to decarbonise through the reduction of overall fuel consumption and phasing-out the use of natural gas in preference for electricity or other carbon efficient ways of heating and powering our buildings. Of course, any proposals will have to take into consideration the College’s location in a Conservation Area, which will impact the scope of a wide range of carbon reduction options.
Kellogg Sustainability Fellow, Professor Chris Pugh, told us, ‘Obtaining this funding to gain professional advice in formulating our decarbonisation plans is an encouraging step on this important journey. Any input from students, or other College members, with knowledge or expertise would also be very welcome’.
The College aims to have a final plan by the end of Hilary term 2023.
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