University of Salford | UK
smart energy control

Case Study

University of Salford | UK


The University of Salford is a British public research university located in Salford, Greater Manchester, with approximately 20,000 registered students. The main campus is about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of Manchester city centre, and is situated in 60 acres (240,000 m2) of parkland on the banks of the River Irwell.

The University of Salford’s Carbon Management Plan has set a target of a 43% reduction on CO2 emissions by September 2020 from its 2005/06 baseline, with an interim target of a 30% reduction by September 2015.

A reduction in energy consumption levels will see a reduction in the £1.9 million energy bills. It is estimated that lighting accounts for around 25% of electricity use and 30% of the university’s Carbon Footprint.


As part of the University’s commitment to reducing its carbon emission by 30% on its baseline, and in line with its projects highlighted in its Carbon Management Plan (CMP), the University of Salford has embarked on a program to give its staff and students the tools they require to help achieve this ambitious target.

To this effect, public energy displays have been installed in the campus’ main buildings. These provide live energy consumption data, energy saving tips and energy consumption trends over time, resulting in an average of 5% energy reduction to date.