The new ranking is based on how well organisations manage their energy use under the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRCEES), which was introduced in 2010.
This mandatory initiative requires private and public sector organisations that use more than 6,000MWh of electricity a year to measure and report their carbon emissions. It covers more than 2,000 organisations across the UK, with City University London ranking as the 155th greenest overall.
Jason Clarke, City’s Energy and Environment Manager, says: “Our strong performance in the first year of the scheme illustrates the emphasis the University has placed on effective carbon management as well as wider initiatives to make staff, students and the local community more environmentally conscious.”
The University recently held its third annual Green City Week, which included a Farmers’ Market open to Islington residents and a debate on how to cope with the increasing number of cyclists on London’s roads.
City’s ranking in the new league table was attributed to the introduction of automatic meter reading technology to monitor more than 85% of the carbon emissions around its campus. It has also attained the British Standards Institute’s Kitemark for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Verification.