EALING’S University of West London has transformed its buildings to save an estimated 500 tons of carbon emissions per year – equivalent to planting 25,000 trees. 

UWL has introduced low-emission heating and ventilation, allowing it to create renewable energy sources and upgrade to low-energy lighting.  

The university is now capable of generating enough energy to heat an estimated 70 homes every year – or enough electricity to make as 4.2m cups of tea.

The work will also help improve air quality around UWL’s main sites in Ealing and Brentford. 

The retrofit covers St Mary’s Road campus, Vestry Hall, Drama Studio London and Paragon House.

At St Mary’s Road, old gas boilers have been replaced by ground source heat pumps alongside 580 solar panels.