G4S Wins Contract with the University of Hertfordshire
G4S has been contracted to help the University deliver its five-year Carbon Management Plan targeted at carbon footprint reduction of 43% by 2020. In addition it is acting as the University’s carbon and energy advisor for the estate management team.
G4S will be working with the University to ensure it complies with statutory energy requirements such as the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and Display Energy Certificate and will also be supporting the management of utility tendering, reporting, procurement and forecasting activities. The contract, which was won following a competitive tender process, will last for two years, with an option to extend for a further year.
Roger Hawes, who heads up G4S Carbon & Energy Solutions, said: “We are delighted to partner with the University of Hertfordshire. Carbon and energy management is a key strategic focus for G4S, both internally for our own estate and for our external clients. We have seen increasing demand for our services as the Government continues to drive a reduction in carbon emissions to meet its 2020 Kyoto target.”
Andrew May, Director of Estates and Hospitality at the University of Hertfordshire said: “Reducing our carbon footprint and becoming more sustainable is a key driver to the University’s estate strategy and corporate plan. We are currently building the UK’s first true zero carbon student accommodation scheme and the work we will be doing with G4S will help us achieve our carbon reduction targets.”
G4S Facilities Management has an annual turnover of around £300 million and provides total facilities management services including cleaning, catering, security, hard FM, helpdesk services, carbon & energy solutions and FM compliance to clients in the public and private sector.
About the University of Hertfordshire
The University is the UK’s leading business-facing university and an exemplar in the sector. It is innovative and enterprising and challenges individuals and organisations to excel. The University of Hertfordshire is one of the region’s largest employers with over 2,425 staff and a turnover of over £234 million. With a student community of over 25,100 including more than 2,900 overseas students from 120 different countries, the University has a global network of over 175,000 alumni. It is also one of the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old, according to the new Times Higher Education 100 under 50 rankings 2014. For more information, please visit www.herts.ac.uk
About G4S Carbon and Energy Solutions
G4S Carbon & Energy Solutions is dedicated to delivering services that reduce energy costs and carbon emissions. The business provides energy management consultancy services to public and private sector clients, with a class-leading Utility Data Management System and the skills and experience to help clients achieve their energy and carbon reduction goals.
G4S Carbon & Energy Solutions is part of G4S Facilities Management (formally G4S Integrated Services). Our services include facilities management, technical project management, business support, PFI contracts and financial management.