Sussex Estates and Facilities


Solar PV Panels (Completed 2017)Aerial view of solar installations at Northfield

The University of Sussex is proud to announce the successful installation of 3,144 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on 29 campus rooftops. With the assistance of the government backed Feed in Tariff (FiT) incentive scheme, the University has taken an amazing step towards achieving its carbon reduction targets and has created a revenue stream to assist the University's green aspirations. Watch the video below for more information.

AMR Sub-Metering (Expected for 2018)

There are approximately 440 meters recording utilities use across campus, installed in both academic and residential buildings, which at present are read manually either monthly or quarterly. To improve our ability to monitor energy usage, we will be installing Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) where possible over the course of 2018. AMR meters automatically catalogue usage every 30 minutes both day and night, providing a clearer picture of utility usage within all our buildings. This will assist in raising energy awareness, highlight good and bad activities, and assist in the justification and validation of energy saving projects.

LED Lighting and Building Energy Management System (BEMS) Controls Trials

We have completed surveys and business cases for both the LED and BEMS trials, with the BEMS trial nearing completion in an office building on campus. We will commence with the LED trial upon completion of the AMR metering project and pending financial approval from the University. Upon completion, these trials should support the justification to roll these projects out across campus.

LED installations can provide effective interior lighting at a fraction of the energy usage, improving lighting facilities while also reducing the University's energy consumption.