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Office of the Director of Buildings and Estates
UCC Green Campus programme is driven by a student and staff committee, which is open to any member of UCC staff to join. The committee sits regularly to plan campaigns and projects around the themes of Green Campus - waste, water, energy, transport, biodiversity and climate change. The programme is based around the ISO14001 energy management system. Peer-to-peer outreach occurs through the committee itself, events that are open to all to attend (riverside walk as part of World Water Day), as well as online through the university's all exchange users email mechanism.
As part of Green Campus, UCC's "Saver Saves" scheme directly targets staff in 13 of the university's most significant energy using buildings. The university's energy manager and sustainability officer then work closely with those staff members to implement campaigns around sustainability within their buildings.
The Green Campus Programme is open to any member of staff to get involved. The Saver Saves scheme is open to any member of staff within the target buildings. A member of staff within a technical/operational/managerial role within the building is usually targeted to drive this scheme.
Within the Saver Saves scheme, the UCC energy manager and sustainability officer meet with the staff members regularly to support their activities. Recycling training workshops have been organised through the university's waste contractor, and services staff (e.g. cleaning staff) have been trained in carrying out waste audits of bins.
In addition, in 17/18, as part of the Human Resources "Campus Toolkit" programme, Green Campus hosted a training session on recycling for all staff.
Coordination is provided from the Buildings and Estates department (energy manager and sustainability officer) and funding for specific projects is also provided from that office, where appropriate. The Saver Saves scheme devolves energy budgets from the B&E department to the target building/department, who have control over how they spend the savings
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