The University of Manchester Students’ Union uses a significant amount of energy and water to deliver our services. Any type of energy and water use has an environmental impact so we need to make sure we use them in the most efficient and effective way.

Over the last 3 years we’ve reduced our electricity usage from 678,068kwh to 450,048kwh.  Whilst this is an amazing start, we are still trying to improve the efficiency of how we use electricity from using motion activated lighting through most of the building as part of the new building project to using the most energy efficient fridges and freezers in our café and bars.