Our environment

We practice sustainability as much as possible through our built and operational environment.

Sustainability and environmental impacts are important considerations for any of the University’s building constructions or improvements. Our overall target is to reduce our carbon production. In 2020 we achieved gold in the University's Green Impact Awards.

Sussex has a combined heat and power plant that generates electricity from the burning of gas, while providing heat for hot water and heating as a by-product, and we also use some solar power.


At the Business School, our Jubilee Building has its own rain water harvesting system, with the collected rain water being used to flush our toilets. The building has many energy efficient features and has a BREEAM "excellent" rating.