College hits green target

ANGUS College has achieved a 25 per cent reduction of CO2 emissions more three years earlier than planned.

The college implemented its carbon management plan in 2008, as part of the agreed national priorities with all areas of the public sector committing to reduce their CO2 emissions.

It set itself the ambitious target of reducing CO2 emissions by 25 per cent by 2015, but this has been achieved with three years to spare.

Key aspects of the plan have included the installation of new biomass boilers, roof insulation, window replacement and better lighting and heating controls, as well as an awareness-raising campaign among staff and students encouraging them to switch off computers and lights.