Reporting and Performance

Measuring the effect of what we do is how we gauge the success of our environmental strategies. The results help us make changes that keep us on course.

Our performance is monitored internally through our Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and externally through bodies such as People & Planet University League. In both measures we are intent on securing year on year improvement.

Annual Environmental Report

Each of our key actions in respect of our environmental performance is measured against a target. Our KPIs are reviewed in an Annual Environmental Report which details our progress in everything from carbon emissions to energy consumption to waste and recycling. View the Environmental Performance Report 2013-14.

Green Gown Awards

Lancaster University has won a Green Gown award for three years running.

2014: Winner of the Carbon Reduction Award for the Wind Turbine construction

2013: Winner of the Carbon Reduction Award for the LU Travel Plan

2012: Winner of the Construction Award and Refurbishment for LICA Building

Green Flag Awards

Lancaster University has won the Green Flag Award for four years running, a national accreditation for high quality green spaces.


BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology) is the world's leading assessment method for sustainable buildings. All of our new builds achieve 'excellent' or 'outstanding' rating, and all of our refubishments achieve a BREEAM rating of at least 'very good'.