28 January 2019
SOAS University of London continued its commitment to sustainability by purchasing electricity from a mix of wind, waste, and biomass renewable energy sources for the fourth year in a row.
This energy supplies the surplus demand that isn’t met by SOAS’s main combined heat and power generator (CHP) under Tavistock Square. This CHP system has been in use since 2000 and produces lower carbon heat and energy that would otherwise be provided by the grid and single boilers.
Between 2017–2018, SOAS received 522 MWh of renewable energy to help power the lights, air conditioning, computers, and all other electrical items across the estate. That’s the equivalent of boiling 6,365 kettles.
SOAS continues to find ways to improve energy efficiency and the more we can reduce our energy use overall, the more savings we can accumulate long term. Find out how you can reduce energy in your area by visiting the Bloomsbury Greenthing website.