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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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Revolving Green Fund 3

We have allocated £21 million to 43 universities, funding 37 small-scale programmes and 10 large projects. The large projects are listed below and further details, including payback period by project type, are available.

LED lighting is the most popular type of project followed by pipework insulation. RGF3 projects will reduce carbon emissions by around 20,000 tonnes per annum, representing 2.5 per cent of the sector’s 2020 carbon reduction target.

Anglia Ruskin University Centralisation of distributed heating systems to district heating, plus combined heat and power (CHP) system
University of Birmingham CHP gas turbine replacement and upgrade
University of Chester Small-scale hydropower
Cranfield University Biomass boiler for existing district heating
University of Liverpool Complete fabric and services refurbishment of 1950s-60s building
London Metropolitan University 1960s building refurbishment: double glazing, LED lighting and estate rationalisation
University of Plymouth Integration of CHP and solar thermal power for district heating
University of Winchester 1960's building refurbishment: cladding, glazing, lighting upgrades, photovoltaic cells and zoning
University of the West of England Building refurbishment: increase in space, fabric measures, photovoltaic cells, heat pump, LED lighting
University of York Measures to improve existing district heating efficiency

An evaluation of RGF3 published in July 2013 sets out details of the 156 funded projects .

Page last updated 2 July 2015