Accommodation Matters brings sector experts together to discuss the Higher Education sector’s key issues through the lens of student accommodation. Join host Jenny Shaw each month for a lively round table chat with university student accommodation leaders from across the UK, national policy experts and subject specialists. Focusing in on topical issues, we’ll explore student accommodation and the student living experience within its broad context, talk about what’s happening right now and look at what might be coming over the horizon.
Monday Nov 06, 2023
Monday Nov 06, 2023
Unite Students has committed to becoming a net-zero carbon organisation by 2030 – with new developments in particular being targeted for a reduction in carbon. But what does a sustainable new development look like in practice right now, what solutions are there to key sources of embodied carbon, and what are some of the challenges being faced when it comes to building sustainable new developments?
Building on our recent ‘The future of sustainability in student accommodation’ episode of Accommodation Matters, we’re now sharing our full interview with Nicholas Pigula, Sustainability Construction Manager at Unite Students.
Hosted by Jenny Shaw, HE External Engagement Director at Unite Students, tune in now to find out:
- What we’re currently focusing on to create more sustainable buildings
- How we’re targeting reductions in embodied carbon
- His favourite examples of net-zero developments
- What sustainable features have been built into our newest property, Nottingham’s Morriss House
- What we’re focusing on next in our drive for net-zero
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Accommodation Matters brings together sector experts to discuss the Higher Education sector’s key issues through the lens of student accommodation. This episode was recorded on 13th October 2023 and produced by Ed Palmer.