Renewable energy

Solar panels on roof of GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory 

The University spends over £10 million per year on energy and is committed to reducing its energy consumption and carbon footprint. Using low-carbon energy not only helps towards meeting our carbon reduction target but generating our own energy from renewable sources also provides a more secure energy supply. 

Our portfolio of renewable energy installations on campus includes: 

Solar electricity

  • GSK Carbon Neutral Laboratory for Sustainable Chemistry
  • David Ross Sports Village
  • School of Veterinary Medicine and Science building
  • Derby Hall
  • Lincoln Hall
  • George Green Library
  • Aerospace Technology Centre
  • Business School North
  • Energy Technologies Building
  • Dearing Building
  • Computer Science

Solar hot water

  • Sherwood Hall
  • Si Yuan Centre

Biomass boilers

Air source heat pumps

These extract heat from the air to heat buildings:

  • Highfield House
  • Institute of Mental Health

Ground source heat pumps

These extract heat from the ground to heat buildings:

  • Humanities
  • Aerospace Technology Centre
  • Engineering Science Learning Centre
  • Mathematics
  • Si Yuan Centre

Lake source heat pumps

These extract heat from Jubilee campus lake to heat buildings:

  • Amenities Building
  • Sir Colin Campbell Building
  • YANG Fujia Building 


Sustainability Team

Estate Office, University Park, Nottingham, NG7 2RD