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Go Active, Go Explore; Go St Andrews

On the 24th and 25th of April Go St Andrews held its launch event and tour of St Andrews University’s campus. Go St Andrews is a new hub for sustainable transport information in and around St Andrews. This initiative is a collaboration between Fife Council, Transport Scotland, Transition University of St Andrews, BID St Andrews,…

2 May 2017Bicycles Efficiency Electric Vehicles Energy Environment Team Project Update Renewables Sustainable Travel Transition

St Andrews hosts Energy Ethics Conference

Last week saw the University of St Andrews host an international Energy Ethics conference, where the ethical dilemmas surrounding our  relationships with energy were explored by over 25 academics. Topics of discussion ranged from the energy injustices for the ‘off-grid’ citizen, to the complicated ethical considerations ex-coal miners must face, in response to a declining industry.…

22 March 2016Education Energy Guardbridge Energy Centre Renewables

From China to Scotland: Engineers get Creative

Last week saw 22 engineering students from the South China University of Technology (SCUT) complete an intensive three week ‘Creativity in Engineering’ course here in St Andrews with ELT. The course focused on tackling the University’s sustainable energy challenges and seeking ways  to help us achieve our goal of becoming the UK’s first energy carbon…

19 August 2015Education Energy Environment Team Guardbridge Energy Centre Kenly Windfarm

Top Energy Saving Tips

The results from the first half of the Interhall Energy Competition are in, with Andrew Melville, McIntosh, and Uni Hall leading the way in energy reductions, winning extra money for their hall committees and boosting their position in the Hall Champions League. If your hall is struggling to keep up (or you’re trying to keep…

27 January 2015Energy Green Awards Interhall Energy Competition

We’ve gone electric…will you?

Ever seen our “Wee Green Machine” driving around town? It has been used by the University’s Grounds Team since 2009, and is soon to be joined by two brand new electric vans! Once delivered in a few weeks time, all the University’s mail and catering will be delivered with a little help from some clean,…

21 January 2015Electric Vehicles Energy Environment Team Renewables

Hall vs Hall – Interhall Energy Competition and the Champion’s League

Now that you’re all settled into your halls of residence, hopefully you’ll have discovered that the St Andrews residences come with a great deal of hall pride. What better way to show off this hall spirit than by pitting each hall against each other in a fierce (but friendly) competition!? I am, of course, talking…

25 September 2014Awards Energy Green Awards Interhall Energy Competition

Creative Engineering students visit Guardbridge & Kenly

This summer, 24 students from the South China University of Technology are visiting St Andrews to take part in a three-week long course on “Creativity in Engineering”, which has a stong focus on renewables and sustainable energy practices. At the end of their three weeks, the students must present their ideas for how the University…

23 July 2014Energy Environment Team Guardbridge Energy Centre Kenly Windfarm Renewables Uncategorized

What Happens To Our Food Waste?

The environment team visits the anaerobic digestor that turns our food waste into biogas “Like a stomach”… is how our guide, Alan, describes the anaerobic digestion process that is used to break down our food waste into biogas, liquid fertilizer and nutrient-rich compost. Standing next to the tall, twin vessel AD (anaerobic digestion) plant operated…

23 January 2014Energy Food Waste and reuse

Students Tour Future Guardbridge Biomass Energy Centre

Today we led over a dozen interested students on a special tour of the former Guardbridge paper mill, which is set to host one of the University’s two new macro scale renewable energy installations, the Guardbridge Biomass Energy Centre. The second macro renewables project is Kenly Wind Farm which was recently given approval in October, 2013. The…

20 November 2013Energy Guardbridge Energy Centre

Interhall Energy Competition 2013/14

For the past 7 years, the students and staff of St Andrews have been doing their part to reduce the energy consumed in student accommodation via the Inter-Hall Energy Competition. The combined actions of 3,500 students really can make a big difference to our carbon footprint  where over 7,500 tonnes of carbon were associated with Halls’ energy…

22 October 2013Energy Interhall Energy Competition