Green Campus 2020 Review


Hello everyone, We hope you are keeping well and very much looking forward to the break. At the start of this year we were visited by Primary School students from all over Cork County as part of our 10 Year Green Flag Anniversary. We were inspired by the hopes that these students have for the [...]

Green Campus 2020 Review2020-12-17T15:49:53+00:00

UCC E-Bikes


So as they say in Cork………..What’s The (E-Bike) Story…….? Between the winding boreens and the coastal highways of Cork, UCC’s Electric Bikes have travelled them all, over the past 6 months and not without the help of our friends at the Cork Bike Shed who serviced and maintained our fleet throughout. Our E-Bike trial has [...]

UCC E-Bikes2020-12-16T11:28:42+00:00

UCC Electrical & Gas Performance Academic Year 2019/20


UCC Electrical & Gas Performance Academic Year 2019/20 2019/20 Energy Performance Needless to say the closing of the campus in March 2020 due to the COVID pandemic had a big impact on our energy performance for the Academic year 2019/20. Our weekly electrical consumption reduced by 40% while our natural gas consumption, used to heat [...]

UCC Electrical & Gas Performance Academic Year 2019/202020-12-15T19:43:24+00:00

UCC Display Energy Certificates 2020/21


UCC Display Energy Certificates 2020/21 Every year UCC, like other public bodies, are required to undertake an exercise to calculate the energy performance of our buildings and display that performance through a Display Energy Certificate (DEC). The original intent of the DEC process was to give building owners an idea of how their buildings are [...]

UCC Display Energy Certificates 2020/212020-12-03T20:47:39+00:00



Our beautiful campus is not only a place of learning and independent thinking but is also a home to 27 different forms of biodiversity habitats. Biodiversity refers to the huge variety of life on the planet. This includes not just the variety of species, but the variety of the genetic information within and between species, [...]

HABITATS AT UCC2020-10-05T22:12:51+00:00

UCC Green Campus Autumn 2020 Newsletter


You can download our latest newsletter by clicking on the following link NewsletterAutumn2020 To sign up to receive our newsletter into your mailbox, email:

UCC Green Campus Autumn 2020 Newsletter2020-09-04T13:08:46+00:00

Developing a Connected Curriculum: Integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals within UCC’s Curriculum


Developing a Connected Curriculum: Integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals within UCC’s Curriculum UCC recently launched a new project (funded by the National Forum for Teaching and Learning) to strengthen our institutional commitments towards sustainability by developing a suite of digital resources to assist teaching staff with the integration of United Nations Sustainable Development [...]

Developing a Connected Curriculum: Integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals within UCC’s Curriculum2020-07-02T11:59:37+00:00

UCC E-Bike Trial


Following on from a successful pilot in 2019, our UCC Green Campus “Building Back Better”  E-bike trial starts on Monday 29th June 2020.  The initiative is a collaboration between UCC Green Campus and our friends at The Bike Shed, Dennehy’s Cross. The objective is to provide UCC staff with E- bikes for a trial period, [...]

UCC E-Bike Trial2020-06-24T16:22:58+00:00

Covid-19 impact on UCC Energy


Every day our Estates Office actively track and monitor 95% of the Universities energy load through its online energy metering platform. It records data from 192 energy meters across the estate. Working with our significant energy users to promote energy conservation, the University was on target, pre closure, to reduce its annual energy load by [...]

Covid-19 impact on UCC Energy2020-06-10T22:45:06+00:00

Green Space and Exam Anxiety


As World Environment Day approaches, UNEP reminds us that "The foods we eat, the air we breathe, the water we drink and the climate that makes our planet habitable all come from nature."  But what about our mental wellbeing? We have learned a lot during lockdown; one of the most striking aspects has been the way that [...]

Green Space and Exam Anxiety2020-06-03T11:54:59+00:00