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The Sustainability Group

The staff and student body overseeing the University’s commitment to deliver sustainability.

The Sustainability Group, formerly known as the Net Zero Project Board, oversees the University’s commitment to deliver sustainability. 

It is dedicated to developing, implementing and monitoring actions to support the University’s Carbon Reduction Project Zero Plan, as well as introducing institutional plans that align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and deliver on a strategic commitment to create a more sustainable future.

Furthermore, the Sustainability Group monitors and evaluates progress against KPIs and ensures effective and regular communication with internal and external stakeholders to achieve our net zero targets and support the Energy Transition. The Sustainability Group promotes and embeds the University’s sustainability ambitions and reports to The Executive and Academic Development Committee.

Building User Groups

Each RGU campus building has its own Carbon Reduction Building User Group (CRBUG). All RGU department’s must submit a representative to attend the Carbon Reduction Building User Group for their building. These meetings are held on a 6-weekly cycle which are structured with an Agenda and Terms of Reference. The CRBUG are responsible for encouraging sustainable practices within their departments, reducing consumption of resources and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Sustainability Key Contacts

Kirk Burton
RGU Transport and Sustainability Coordinator
Kevin Wilson
Energy and Sustainability Administrator
Paul Mack
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Bill Somerville
Director of Estates and Planning

Group Membership & Meetings


Members of the Sustainability Group come from various departments and portfolio areas across the University including members of the Executive, student representatives, Deans of Academic Schools and staff from departments including Estates, Human Resources, Finance, Communications.

As well as direct membership of the Sustainability Group, across the University campus there is a network of building users’ groups to identify and embed sustainability initiatives.


Convener: Veronica Strachan

Secretary: Jaqui Azeem

  • 12 October 2023, 12:00
  • 20 November 2023, 11:00
  • 18 December 2023, 11:00
  • 29 January 2024, 11:00
  • 26 February 2024, 11:00
  • 25 March 2024, 11:00
  • 29 April 2024, 11:00
  • 27 May 2024, 11:00
  • 24 June 2024, 11:00
  • 29 July 2024, 11:00


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