Green Campus News
01 Jun 2023
UCC Mini Bio-Blitz @ the Wildflower Meadow
A mini-bio blitz, facilitated by Irene (Greenshoots Coordinator) was carried out on Thursday 25th of May. The team of recorders assessed UCC's wildflower meadow, which was sowed in 2018 as part of UCC's biodiversity plan and commitment to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. A variety of species were recorded; here is a sample list.Read more
01 Jun 2023
Deep Energy Retrofit of the Enterprise Building
Deep Energy Retrofit plan for the Enterprise Building Over the summer of 2023 and 2024 the Enterprise building in our North Mall campus will undergo a deep energy retrofit that will reduce the building's energy use by 60% while also providing a more comfortable environment for our students and staff. Under the HEA pathfinder program UCC applied for and secured 75% of the funding required to undertake the deep energy retrofit of the Enterprise building and install a ground source heating system. The HEA Pathfinder funding program seeks to test a range of building retrofit approaches to build evidence and capability in the sector, and to inform decisions as larger scale decarbonisation programmes are rolled out in the future.Read more
22 May 2023
UCC Sustainability Research Seminar
We’re delighted to bring you the UCC Sustainability Research Seminar as part of our ongoing research event series with the Environmental Research Institute.Read more
19 May 2023
UCC Green Campus Episode 18 with Professor Justin Holmes, the Professor of Nanochemistry in the School of Chemistry in UCC.
The 18th instalment of the Green Campus podcast is now available where we talk to Professor Justin Holmes, the Professor of Nanochemistry in the School of Chemistry in UCC. Justin first talks about his early career in chemistry.Read more
UCC looks to the future with local schools.
In March 2020 UCC celebrated it's 10th anniversary of becoming the first University in the World to receive a Green Flag from the Foundation for Environmental Education.