Our hometown university gets ‘first class’ grade for being environmentally responsible

Our very own University of Derby has ranked 22nd out of 142 UK universities in the People & Planet Green League, which each year grades higher educational institutions on their environmental and ethical performance.

The position was high enough to be awarded 1 of 31 First-Class gradings, whilst others received a 2:1, 2:2, Third or Fail.

Major improvements including a £13.5m scheme to increase the heating and energy efficiency of the main Kedleston Road site helped the University leap 20 points from 48th position in 2010.

The university now generates its own electricity through wind turbines as well as solar panel installations.

You can read a fuller report on the Belper News website (my home town).

photo credit: eamon curry

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