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Sustainability at NCH

The NCH campus at at Devon House is Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified. LEED is a green building ranking system used across the world to recognize spaces exhibiting energy efficiency through energy modelling, commissioning and enhanced controls. In addition the project has prioritised products that are manufactured with renewable energy sources, contain recycled content and those that can be locally sourced. The campus participates in a recycling programme in association with the landlord with the aim of recycling 100% of the building’s waste.

How the NCH community can help

Students, staff, and all members of the NCH community can be involved in making our university more sustainable. Here are some of the things we encourage from those in the building:

  • Students and staff use their own reusable cups for hot and cold drink
  • We order milk bottles rather than milk in disposable containers
  • All are encouraged to make use of Devon House’s waste disposal system, which consists of separate bins for general waste, dry mix recyclables, and food waste

How Devon House has committed to sustainability

NCH is committed to creating a sustainable campus at Devon House. See here how we’ve accomplished this so far:

  • The furniture and joinery is predominantly sourced from local UK manufactures, keeping our carbon foot print as low as possible
  • The wall panel fabrics are created entirely from post-consumer recycled plastic. They are created from the SEAQUAL INITIATIVE, designed to combat marine plastic pollution and achieve a waste free environment
  • Our classroom flooring is carbon neutral across its lifespan with more than 80% recycled and bio-based content
  • All pinnable surfaces consist of 91% natural materials and are manufactured solely using renewable energy sources
  • We’re reducing our environmental impact with intelligent lighting control systems