Hi, my name is Chris Hobbs and I’m the Green Impact Champion for SITraN. This is a new role and broadly speaking Champions act as a two-way communication point between their department and the Energy/Environment Teams in EFM. This liaison helps drive behaviour change in the University’s Energy Strategy and promotes environmental and sustainability improvements within the University.
Regarding the University’s Energy Strategy, the Champion’s role has three distinct elements
1. Energy monitoring: Champions in most buildings will have access to Schneider’s Energy Remote Monitoring (ERM) system (or the relevant system) They review this data at least bi-monthly, raising any anomalies locally and with Departmental/Faculty Operations Group.
2.Energy saving: Champions will reward good practice and participate in University – wide energy-saving campaigns. They are empowered to promote energy – saving and positive sustainability actions wherever appropriate.
3.Reporting progress and ideas: Champions will report progress and new energy – saving ideas to their Departmental/ Faculty Operations Group.
The Champion’s role in Green Impact & Promoting Sustainability Best Practice also has three elements
1. Coordinate Green Impact – Champions will help coordinate the completion and submission of the Department’s Green Impact workbook.
2. Stay up to date – Champions are familiar with current University energy, environmental and sustainability initiatives, energy-saving best practice, recycling and waste disposal procedures, and sustainable transport initiatives. To fulfill this element relevant web pages are checked, contacts are made with the University’s Energy/Environment Team and finally attending University – wide Champions events.
3. Contact point – Champions are the first port of call for colleagues wishing to have more information or take action on issues.
We are hoping that this role will pull together the many different aspects of Green Impact at SITraN and give it a more focused drive to take things forward in the coming years.
Tomorrow the Green Impact blog will come from SITraN’s two GIPAs who will be telling us about why they volunteered for this role.