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New Biomass boiler system at the Harrow Campus

6 March 2012

Environmental sustainability is a core value of the University of Westminster. We are always looking for new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and drive a green agenda on campus.

At Harrow, we are introducing a green initiative that will provide renewable energy for the campus – a new biomass boiler system.  This system will provide heating and hot water to various parts of the campus, including the new Forum and student courtyards.

The biomass boilers are fuelled by wood pellets, a renewable energy source. The system will offset a minimum of 20% carbon emissions from the new buildings currently being developed at Harrow. It will also allow us to achieve a high environmental performance rating that is recognised worldwide.

The biomass boiler system will be built in the southern area of the campus. It will consist of an energy centre that houses the new boilers and a biomass fuel store. This investment is our latest major contribution towards achieving environmental sustainability and reflects our commitment to operating in a socially responsible manner.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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