Green commitment wins national accreditation for Cambridge Regional College
Cambridge Regional College has won national accreditation for its ‘green’ commitment.
The college has installed LED lighting throughout its buildings – saving £100,000 a year – to add to the biomass boilers, rainwater harvesting system, solar panels and other technologies it already uses.
Its ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint has enabled the college to gain the renewal of its ISO 14001 certification, a recognition of its outstanding practice in energy-saving and management.
Deputy principal Alan Jones said the ISO accreditation was a huge achievement.
“We are one of just a handful of FE colleges in the country to be recognised in this way for our commitment to saving energy across every area of the college, from energy management to monitors that automatically switch off,” he said.
“It’s very important for our students to have an awareness of saving energy in the classroom and the workplace, and see it in practice – it will help them when they go into industry and see how it impacts in all walks of life.”
Pictured CRC Operations Manager Mark Neville, left, is presented with the college’s ISO accreditation by Stephen Davies of Systems & Services Certification
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