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The University of Reading is known for its beautiful, leafy UK campuses. However, in recent years, significant progress in lowering our carbon footprint now means they are green in more ways than one.

As part of our ambition to be the greenest university in the world, we're leading the way in cutting our carbon footprint, continually setting ambitious carbon-reduction targets, investing in sustainable technologies, and introducing new initiatives to lower our environmental impact.

More than a third of all energy used on campus is low-carbon, with 100% of all electricity coming from renewable sources. This year, a major investment on campus will improve solar generation, make heating buildings more efficient, and add energy-efficient equipment in labs and catering outlets.

Living sustainably

Green investments

Our accountability